Saddle fitting questions?
For almost my whole riding career I trained with George Williams and he had his own saddle lady. So I got all my saddles from her and they were professionally fit. Well now I don't do dressage anymore and I am on my own and don't know what to do. I has a paint gelding and a wintec all purpose 250 with the original gullet.
I know the basics...that it needs to have even pressure all the way around and everything. For the most part it does. when running my hand from top to bottom, it gets a little tighter in the middle. When going under the saddle in the back it seems to be pretty even. The sweat makes on my saddle pad are pretty even, except there is less marks around the wither area. But I just have a feeling its not fitting perfectly.
Everyone at my barn rides western and doesn't know anything about fitting an english saddle. I know I can get different gullets and the gullet gage, but I don't want to spend the money unless thats what I need to do for sure. Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I have someone come out? If so how do I find someone? lol any help would be greatly appreciated!