Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
A riser lifts by adding more bulk on the front part of the back- widening the horse. They can be good for horses with high withers or hollows behind the saddle. Essentially they help to create a flat saddle fitting surface. However your horse is already flat, the gullet is just too wide. While correction pads are sometimes needed, you should always try to get the best fitting saddle you can, as correction pads can cause problems of their own. A narrower gullet will lift the saddle up as well.