So I am scheduling a saddle fitting for my horse Sky. He still has a long way to go with filling out but due to the move, I want to get a saddle that fits him NOW that I can work with him in and that I actually own (the saddles I've ridden him in are my trainer's)
The saddle he is in right now is an Aussie.. He is padded with a western pad and a towel folded into three layers. We'll probably make the switch sometime next week.
My question is should I continue to work with him under saddle or is it a better idea to do ground work, put good ideas into his head about trotting and flexing and hoeing and transitions and being soft aka not hollowing out (what we would be working on) until we get the new saddle?
It'll be some sort of English saddle, dressage (I have one that fits him, not sure if I can re-flock or not.. but having it checked anyway)