I always feel self conscious about how much of my weight is resting on the panels, and therefore, on my horses back muscles. Do you guys think gel padsor thickly padded saddle pads help this?
Or am I stressing over a dumb thing because the saddles are meant to distribute weight there?
My horse is a 15 year old Trakehner made, 16 hands, about 1100 pounds. I'm under 20% of her weight, including tack, but barely.
I bought a Therapeutic Cavallo pad for her-its memory foam filled and was hoping it would be cushy for her....I'm losing weight, but slowly.