So, I was having problems finding a western saddle that fit my gelding. I went through many saddles and nothing seemed to fit correctly. I opted to buy myself a Christmas gift this past year and got a treeless endurance saddle which was fantastic UNTIL I broke my leg at the end of March. I knew when I went back to riding, I would want more stability, so I began searching again for a treed saddle.
I friend of mine who primarily rides english had purchased a western Sharon Saare saddle that she really liked as far as western saddles go...BUT decided she just couldn't sit for hours in it as it hurt her butt. She made me a propostition about a month ago that if her Saare saddle fit my guy, she would trade me for the treeless saddle which she had been eyeing up. I had my trainer ride my guy in the saddle several times to see what his sweat marks look like and with my Prof Choice pad and Thinline pad, he now has perfect sweat marks!
My only concern is that when cinched up, the saddle lifts up slightly in the back. What could this indicate, and is it a problem?
Could he be giving me a hint with that tongue???