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post #21 of 73 Old 02-02-2012, 11:38 PM
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I ride western with a Thinline 1/2 inch pad. I have the same problem and would love to find a solution.
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post #22 of 73 Old 02-03-2012, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Ok well I have to say I appreciate the subbers who are letting me know they have the same issue, I don't feel so alone now at least!!

NOW>>>anyone out there who HAD this same issue and has FIXED it successfully?? Come on, help us ALL out!
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post #23 of 73 Old 02-05-2012, 02:48 PM
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It's worse toward the end of winter when my mare starts shedding, but so far is still noticeable in the middle of summer.

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post #24 of 73 Old 02-06-2012, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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The most frustrating part for me is not knowing what caused it since it kinda came out of nowhere! And I've been trying out different kinds of pads but since the hair is already rubbed so short, I can't tell if any of them are actually working!!

To make matters worse, Sandie now has 2 more of her stupid collagen granuloma lumps on her back caused by her allergies (usually to some sort of insect bite)...so now I'm dealing with those getting bigger and bigger! I'm thinking we may have to go on another riding hiatus and just lounge her in a surcingle while things heal up and grow back :-/ *sigh*

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post #25 of 73 Old 02-06-2012, 08:06 AM
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it is because of the courseness of the winter coat. I have a similar problem only mine is where my leg contacts my horse (and he does NOT need a lot of leg, my leg is stable etc).
The only way I've found to fix it is to clip the horse.


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my horse has the exact same problem. And the saddle was checked and it fits perfect I also use a raiser pad and sheepskin. I don't really have any advice (still trying to find out the problem myself) but I'll be happy to see what everyone else says
If you need a riser pad then your saddle does NOT fit.

If your saddle fits without it and you put a riser pad in you will cause the saddle to sit back and it will no longer fit.

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

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post #26 of 73 Old 02-06-2012, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Faye, I guess I'll quit worrying about it then...and body clip my horse next time! LOL

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post #27 of 73 Old 12-27-2013, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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So ummm UPDATE it is happening YET AGAIN...only this year, she was body clipped...and I can STILL see it happening even though her hair is super short!! This is the third year I've posted about it on here, and no one seems to know why it happens, but I know by re-reading this old thread again that others do have my same problem.

So here's my thought this year...my saddle is a 17"..but WHAT IF I bought one of those extra long pads that are tailored to 18-19" saddles? Would a longer pad extending further behind me prevent the edge from rubbing anymore? She IS quite the long backed horse...

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post #28 of 73 Old 12-27-2013, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a more recent pic of her and I circled in red where the hair would be rubbed off on either side...it's just behind the saddle pad/saddle panels.
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post #29 of 73 Old 12-27-2013, 04:29 PM
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Does your mare sweat much in the winter when she is being worked?

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post #30 of 73 Old 12-27-2013, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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No, she never does now because she is body clipped so she really doesn't have all that much hair ;) I'll have to get a close up of her back for you all so you can see what it looks like this year.

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