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        02-06-2014, 04:55 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Thank you so much. :)
    I just get so frustrated when nothing appears to work for him. So some possible adjustments mjght make it fit? I was already thinking about the rear panels. I would get those reflocked... He needs very deep ones. I'm sure a front flocking adjustmwnt could also be arranged if necessary. I'm very tall but very very light.... S weight should not be a problem.
    Alsi as a side note I have ordered 3 thick white sheepskin numnahs for Diddly. If there was any small area at the back that didnt quite lie in contact with his back, it would be erased with a numnah that thick.
    As of yet I can't actually ride diddly so I don't know if he is comfortable with the saddle. When his back is adjusted, we shall see
         
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        02-06-2014, 06:38 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Assuming the saddle fitter thinks the tree shape is generally suitable, I'd say the back isn't really the issue. Get the front right first then see how the rear panel sits.

    Also, be aware that a lateral unlevelness can be sorted out either by a flock adjust, or possible by some shimming. The problem is that even with a thick pad, the saddle may still sit to one side, throwing your weight that way and reducing the back muscles' ability to work and thus rebuild.

    Of course there are still loads of variables - rider weight, ability (hence balance), horse's level of fitness etc etc. That's why it's really difficult to offer help from a distance!! :)
         
        02-07-2014, 10:28 AM
      #13
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    Candycanes hasn't mentioned in this thread that Diddly has what looks to be a slight roach back and she wants to rule out the possibility that this might be causing him some discomfort - hence the chiro.
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        02-07-2014, 11:35 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
    What about having something custom made?
         
        02-07-2014, 01:43 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Well my budget isn't very much, and having something custom made would cost my so much I'd probably have to sell my house to afford it! Its unfortunately out of the question... Now somewhere *marginally* cheaper than my house, a couple of hours drive from me, is a large saddlery place, who I have been told good things about. So I might be trailering diddly up there next week, and have them find him SOMETHING. Obviously, the cheapest saddle costs about as much as buying America... But if it fits...
         
        02-07-2014, 03:43 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    Candycanes hasn't mentioned in this thread that Diddly has what looks to be a slight roach back and she wants to rule out the possibility that this might be causing him some discomfort - hence the chiro.
    Ah - that makes a bit of a difference
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