So I was wondering what you all thought of as the best RISER pad for a horse? My TB has high withers and broad shoulders. I never really thought of his withers as high until I really examined his saddle fit. I have a friend at the barn who is great at saddle fitting, and after trying on (literally) every single saddle at the barn, she told me I am just going to have to get a saddle that I like, and get a riser pad. She recommended the mattes pad with shims (~$300).
Before anybody has a FIT about having to use a pad to get a saddle to fit, I have a VERY limited budget .... I cannot afford custom made Countys, as much as I would like them
The saddle I have is good with the tree, but I need something to LIFT it off his withers, BUT not provide too much bulk on his shoulder. I am leaning towards the cavallo pad, but it seems to be more geared towards western than it is towards english. Does anybody else have any good reccomendations for a pad that is realativly thin but provides good wither lift?