I've recently come to the conclusion that my saddle doesn't fit my mare. She always bites at the air when I tighten the girth, there are dry spots on the pad around her wither/shoulder area when I untack, she's very reluctant to move forward and pick up her back, and she's very hollow.
I thought I just didn't know what I was doing training-wise, but now I'm thinking we'd have gotten farther in her training had her saddle fit better.
Money is VERY tight, so I can't afford a saddle fitter or a very expensive saddle. Right now I have an HDR Advantage CC with a medium tree. I guess I'm just looking for suggestions on saddles and how to fit a saddle as best as I can by myself.
Thank you :)