This is one thing I have a hard time with. I have never had a problem with any of my horses before but... My new horse is showing saddle soreness, so I am hoping some of you saddle savy people might be able to help me. I will give the main things going on and I will post pics ASAP. And if this is in the wrong category please tell me
I have a 12 yr QH Paint mare approx 15.2 hh 1000-1200 lbs hard to say. I got her about 3 months ago. She is very well trained and starting to learn barrels. She has not way high withers but a little higher then normal and LARGE shoulders with a very short back.
She started showing some dis comfort with her bit so I got her teeth floated (which was well needed!) I rode her 3 days later and its been all down hill! She's fine tell we start trotting then she pins her ears back and bends her head and neck only to the right and doesnt bite my foot but acts as if she wants to. She also is very cinchy now. My guess is she was focused on her teeth hurting now that they are not she realises how bad my saddle fits.
Anyways I have a cayose saddle, 7/8 bar, 14 in seat square squrting. I use a 1" wool felt pad that has wither cut out and spine releif holes. Is there any recomandations on what type of saddle I should be riding her in. Wider or narrower bars. I am so confused on how to see what is better for her. Thanks for all your help!