Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
It can mean that the saddle is too narrow and pinching in that area so much that it restricts that area and keeps it from sweating. Feel that area firmly all over after a good ride and pay attention for pinned ears, twitching, flinching, etc. These may be signs of a sore area and a badly fitting saddle. Are these areas on either shoulder?? That could mean too narrow a tree. Does he buck, pin ears, or act weird in certain riding situations, Turning, pace changes, hill climbing/descending, at a certain gate?? This could be a sign of pain that could be caused from the saddle.