I've been reading a great book, called "The Horse's Pain-Free Back and Saddle-Fit Book" by Joyce Harman, and have since been really looking into the way my saddle fits. From what I gather, it really isn't a bad fit. The cantle sits lower than the pommel, but that seems to be the only problem. Even if it's not, I just had a vet out to do some chiro on Ricci, and she has a spot in her neck and a few stiff vertebrae in her lower back, in a spot that the saddle doesn't ever touch. Therefore further impressing upon me that my saddle fits pretty well. However, I am no expert, and could very well have missed something, so I would like to know what everyone else thinks. SO, without further ado, my saddle pad, after a few rides.
It's telling me that there is extra pressure on the back on the saddle, which coincides with the cantle being lower than the pommel. It also looks like the gullet may be touching her back as well, seeing as there isn't a gap between the panels as you get further back. But that could also be the pad, yes? There is also a gap that is hardly dirty in the middle towards the front, making me think it isn't touching her back, and possibly bridging. Yes?
Thanks for any and all input!