Well first off the Tucker was TOTALLY a dream to ride in. It wasn't broken in, but still it was comfortable. The seat had soooo much padding in it that it felt like I was sitting on a cloud. There was really nothing I'd change on the saddle...well maybe I'd add some tooling hehe.
Question: I know having dry spots on the withers is bad...it means the tree is pinching the withers, but what if there's dry spots on the sides of the horse, below the withers but not ON the withers? My trainer didn't think it meant anything, but I thought I'd check
THis is what I mean:
?????? What do you all think?
And here are just pictures with the saddle and Sonny
He responded good to it, stopped fast when I asked....walk, trot, canter...leg-yield...back up...even spooked fine
But what confuses me is that he did good also in the Abetta which was too small for him
I don't think he'd do the quick stops though but everything else. He's not a complainer which I'm really unhappy about cause it makes saddle fitting and anything really hard cause he won't show if it's bothering him or not.
Also it was kinda chilly today...I rode him HARD (fast fast trot and canter) for a good 1.5-2.5 hours and he didn't sweat much. I'm going to be trying the saddle again on Thursday but wanted to know if any of you had an idea now if it looked like the saddle fit him.