Originally Posted by chadrodeo05
HI thanks for looking.We got a Tb/Qtr horse cross 2 months ago,that still needs about 150 more pounds.We have to use 2 saddle pads and withers still are close to pummel.The first pad is cut bach so its not on withers .Are there western saddle pads that can help raise it up more and to only use 1.It is so hot, we don;t ride him long at a time.He sweats very easy.Is this a tb thing to sweat alot?
Honestly, if he's that far underweight, I wouldn't be riding him at all, but that's just me.
Different horses sweat differently. My old arab/saddlebred gelding would start to sweat just thinking about work. Lol My percheron/paint gelding has to run for a good 20-30 minutes with a saddle on in order to work up a sweat and even then it usually isn't that much of a sweat. I used to work with two TBs, a mare and a gelding. The gelding didn't sweat all that much, but the mare would be sweating after just ten minutes of lunging at an easy canter...which was odd considering the gelding was a DARK bay (almost black) and the mare was a chestnut, so you'd think the lighter-colored horse would sweat less.