Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
Well, it's bothering Magic more than Tanner... she pins her ears and acts like she'll bit when I cinch her up. I initially thought it was just her being bitchy, since the previous owners hadn't ridden them for five years and I obviously had no prior knowledge of how she acted while being saddled. At one point I felt down her back for sore spots, just to make sure, and didn't find anything. What made me check is the fact that she's still being 'bitchy' even after all the work I've put into her since, and the only time she acts out is when under saddle.
I wouldn't say anything is physically wrong with the saddles -- I still use them on Ruby and 2-Pak without issue, and I've had them long enough to know how they act under an ill-fitting saddle.
But I'll try to get those pictures tommorow sometime.