Originally Posted by tinyliny
from what I can see at first glance it looks like it follows the line of the shoulder really well, but I agree that it is pommel high. I think it is due to the angle of the tree being too narrow at the top. If you use a riser in the rear it will push the saddle down harder on the whithers.
Is your horse exhibiting any signs of soreness? You might try moving the saddle back a little bit. Hopefully you can look into a new saddle because if my uneducated eye is correct, you cannot change this tree problem by flocking.
Ok, I agree about the riser definitely. I looked at it today on her and it did not seem comfortable, so I didn't use it.
She shows no signs of soreness, but I've only owned her a few months now and I don't want her to start showing soreness anytime soon if I can help it! Haha. I will try sliding it back to see if that helps the pommel-high problem.
Will the pommel being slightly too high cause her any soreness, or will it only cause my position to suffer? If it won't cause her any major problems, then I won't rush in finding a saddle. I ride a lot as I am on an IHSA team at my university, and then I ride her when I can so I am constantly getting training on my position and if my leg begins to slip I know my coach will call me out on it immediately. So if only my position will suffer, I can handle that for a little while, I just don't want her to be in pain, that's obviously my highest priority.