Sweat patterns under the saddle...
Can someone tell me a little something about sweat patterns under a western saddle?
I know that dry spots are bad, but what about if under the saddle is completely dry over the whole back with two small sweat spots right by the where the back of the saddle is?
I'm completely confused with Lacey's "new" saddle. It appears to fit really well, perfect wither clearance, the conchos are level so it's not tipping forward or back, the back of it sits on her back perfectly without bridging or popping up, it doesn't slide around like the other saddle did, and it fits me perfectly too.
However, this whole sweat marks thing is throwing me off since according to them, my saddle might not fit at all? Lacey doesn't sweat very much so it's difficult to tell for sure (those little sweat marks were from wearing a saddle for 12 hours in 90 degree heat, if that gives you any understanding of how little she sweats, haha).
Usually she acts up a lot if the saddle doesn't fit right and she goes perfectly fine in this one so I'm hoping this sweat thing is a fluke...
What should I be looking for? I keep meaning to take pictures and post them but I keep forgetting, maybe next week.
Fabio - 13 year old Arab/QH gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat
Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat
Rest peacefully, Lacey.