Originally Posted by Customcanines
This one seems fine so far, but I do have a question. Almost all of the other saddles I tried had a dry spot on either side of her back, almost where the tooling on the bottom part of this saddle seat is. Would that be caused by a saddle that hits there? A different saddle shop told me it was because the sadlle DIDN'T hit there.
In my experience, a dry spot anywhere that the saddle actually sits means that there's too much pressure there. The only time I've seen a dry spot from no
pressure is on the withers where the saddle pad is pulled up into the gullet.
I suppose it is possible that the saddles you tried before were bridging enough to not have any contact with the middle of her back, but I'm more inclined to believe that perhaps there was too much curve (rocker) in the bars and it was sitting down in the middle and the ends of the bars were curved up away from her back.
Do you have a picture of her from the side without a saddle on? I've rode a couple of really straight backed horses that would have that trouble.