How do I know if my saddle is on wrong (saddle sores)?
I'm fairly new to owning a horse. I go out and saddle up my horse every day and ride her. But recently I've noticed a spot on my horse where it appears (and feels) as though her saddle is rubbing. She is a flea bitten grey, but has a dark spot where I think it is rubbing. The first couple times I put the saddle on, I sent photos to my aunt ( who I got the horse from) and she gave me the thumbs up. I also got the saddle from her so I know it is a good fit, as she has had this saddle on her many times. I just don't know what to do. I moved the saddle back a little last time and it didn't feel right when I was riding. I'm at a loss. Could this be something different? Or is it an ill fitting saddle (read: put on wrong by the inexperienced)? Could it be too loose? Too tight? I can take pictures tomorrow if that will help.