Just a bit of background:
Next month I will be getting a new horse to train She is a very small (14.1 max.) and dainty quarter mare (almost 6 years old). Very green, and new to everything. For the rest of this month, I will be keeping an older gelding I've only had for a couple months.
I have been having trouble with my saddles lately My past few horses, my western saddle fit them just fine (I prefer to ride western for training greenies, ha ha) but when I got my current horse (the older gelding) it was much too narrow for him. He came with a saddle to borrow, but it was also much too narrow and much too long (it's rubbed out ALL the hair on his hips). So I've just been riding him bareback.
I measured my saddle pad and it's a 34 inch. I'm almost positive that this will be way too long on the new mare since she is so tiny. I'm hoping that my saddle will fit her, but it's possible that it's too long It is a pleasure saddle with a square skirt...
So my question is, if my saddle does fit her, is it possible to use a pad like this
Big Horn Round Skirt Saddle Pad 7910 28" x 28"
Under the saddle so it would fit her back? It looks kind of like this, only not as expensive its a bit more square
15.5", 16" Crates Ultra Lite Supreme Show Saddle 2345
Of course, it all depends on if I'm lucky enough to have the saddle fit her. The saddle the owner has for her fits me terribly, otherwise I could borrow it...