Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Ruby, I'm going through fitting with a hard to fit gelding. My saddle was too wide so I used a buildup pad in over his withers. It placed the saddle properly.
My particular problem is that he has narrow withers but a good back. I ended up buying a new saddle that fit his withers and back but he still has a hollow behind his withers that makes the saddle bridge. I'm having a pad made to fill in the hollow without affecting the wither or back area.
This is the first horse in 30 years that I've had a major problem with and 6 saddles of different trees and gullets can't cure. Based on the white hairs on his withers, he has been a hard to fit horse all of his 11 years.
Anyway Sara (and I'm sorry if I hijacked the thread for a bit), I like the pad and wish it could solve my particular problem. I'm glad it solved yours.
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