I don't think my saddle fits my mare anymore. It's a close contact and fit well a year ago when I bought it, but since then my mare has lost weight and gained muscle. After I ride there is always a small dry spot on the left side of her withers, above the shoulder about the size of a quarter. I've always heard that this is a sign of an I'll fitting saddle, but Amber doesn't seem to care at all. She moves well with it on and we've even started jumping recently with no problems. Her back is also not at all sore. I first noticed the problem a few months ago and it has not gotten worse since then. If it was hurting her wouldn't she have a sore back by now? If she needs a new saddle I will find a way to buy one, but it might take awhile. I have just enough money now saved up that I'm not worried about not being able to afford an emergency, but if I buy a saddle I'll have trouble affording any surprise vet bills again. So basically my question is: since Amber is not in pain at all and doesn't seemed bothered, is it okay to keep using this saddle?
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