saddle Fitting again
It took me two years to find a saddle that fit Mooney's back and now I am back to square one. The two saddles I had don't fit Spice's back because the western is a semi quarter (90 degrees) and it pinches her just below the withers, but it only has two fingers clearance, and it lifts in the back. The English, well it was a cheap saddle any how.
I am looking for an english saddle for later (I am not riding her now she still needs weight), but I've never looked for a saddle for a horse that has a curvier back (in compare to my old mare). I would prefer to get a thorowgood or wintec, just because I am not up for the care of more leather at the moment and it molds in the humidity. Both seem like they may be to flat for the slope of her withers, and I am not even close to a fitter (3 hours and they don't travel), There is pictures in my albums (my computer won't let me post), she looks the same but has gained a little weight over her ribs.
Another question though, I don't know what to do about the muscle wastage by her withers? Do I get a wider saddle and pad it out so she has room to develop? Most horses either had the saddle to fit the hollow or they made "do", not really what I want. This is another reason if I can get adjustable I can make room for new muscles. I am looking for a/p or dressage saddle if I makes a difference, I am not one to like to leave the ground, not on a ladder not while riding a horse. Second hand saddles are not common, people get a saddle and hold onto it for dear life.
Oh and I am on a tight budget at the moment until spring, and I don't order out of country (Canada), because of massive shipping cost and double the taxes/duty. Thanks for reading my rant there. Any suggestions would be great.