A wonderfully kind family member "donated" this saddle to me. Could someone with more saddle savvy tell me if there is a way I can make this saddle work if I'm creative with padding. We just do trail now, mostly walk-trot-canter stuff, hop over a few streams and logs. Nothing terribly strenuous. Our longest trail rides are usually five miles--well were. We're going to have to work up to that again.
I won't get into it on here, but I have had some horrible financial struggles. All my horse money went to vet bills when Diamond was ill this year, and his last saddle died probably 1 1/2 years ago. I rode bareback for a few months, then he was too ill to ride and now he is 100% better health wise and it's just work getting him fat and toned. He lost all muscle definition on his back and neck and we're working to building it back up--so these photos show him with a very weak back.