Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I totally agree, and adding pads will make a poor fitting saddle even worse.
But it is all I have right now. My Wintec.
Nelson is an odd fit, and I would be better off with a Custom Made, but who can afford that.
He is A Symetrical. High narrow wither and an extremly broad back. I get a saddle to fit his withers, now I have pockets, briding and his broad back is not accomodated.
Which is what we see the the pad I posted first.
His previous owner was riding him with a wide saddle to accomodate his broad back, and used a thick Diamond Wither Relief Pad - and it seemed to be working, so I am going to go back to that.
The Blue Gullet in my saddle was working well for Nelson - a medium/wide - when he was fully in shape, but since we had the winter off, it is not so accomodating anymore - again, as seen in the 1st pad.
So, I am going back to wide for now.