what can I do to stop "saddle" rubs
I have really sensitive skin...mainly on my legs...and lately I've been getting saddle burns or rubs (whatever you want to call it) when I ride. I'm using a Blue Ridge western saddle and I've ridden in it for a while with no problem, but now all of a sudden it's been rubbing my legs raw.
Today while I was riding I had to take polo's (yes...horse polo's) and wrap them around my legs so they wouldn't hurt.
I'm not wearing shorts (not wearing jeans those days either). My legs will literally be all blood red and some parts appear like they were bleeding.
Anything I can do to prevent this? Anyone have had this problem?
It really only happens when I trot or canter...doesn't happen at all at a walk. My legs aren't moving (or I try not to have them move) when I trot or canter (I try t keep my legs glued to the right place).