I am so frustrated right now! About a month ago I sent my saddle to the saddle fitter because my horse kept getting terrible saddle sores. (She has extremely high withers and is a little underweight) I tried various different types of pads and she still got sores. Last Thursday I got my saddle back and rode her without a fluffy pad or anything just the saddle pad and saddle. Well she got another saddle sore. Granted I was really stupid not to put extra padding on her but still I thought the saddle was supposed to fit properly!!! I didn't ride her for about two days (to let the sore heal) and rode her today with a pad that had a hole cut into it. After riding my instructor and I found that the pad had slipped back off her withers. (my instructor says I need a bigger pad) But what do I discover?? ANOTHER SADDLE SORE!!! It is not as bad it just looks like it is pink and was beginning to get rubbed but not terribly. I am so frustrated with this situation! I am trying to get her weight up, I've talked to various trainers and they all say I just need to keep fattening her up and finding a better pad. (they keep telling me to use a real sheepskin pad) The worst part is that my mare is so sweet and well behaved that she doesn't even react when I'm riding her. She shows no signs of pain or anything. She just does her job willingly. I feel like I'm punishing her every time I ride her because she keeps getting sores.
Sorry for the rant I just had to get it off my chest.
Any advice or suggestions?