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  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi everyone! :) we just got a new saddle for one of our horses and just wanted to know where we should find dry spots on his back? his spine from his withers back were dry and it looked like the area behind his withers were somewhat dry. everywhere else had a light coat of sweat. is this normal...
  2. Saddle Fitting Issues
    I know white spots on the horses withers/back come up due to pressure being placed on that spot because of an ill-fitting saddle. I have a nice 80's western saddle, (brand is saddlesmith or saddlemaker, something like that) very well made with a wooden tree, that I had one person say fits...
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I did the "sweat test" on my horse last night, and, Lo and behold, there are 2 big dry spots right on the sides of his withers/shoulders. One on each side, about 4 inches in diameter (and they're like perfect ovals...)... he's never really complained about saddle fit or anything, but now I'm...
  4. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Not sure which forum to post this. I recently got my AQHA mare Dedee back and have started riding her more this season. I have an all purpose black wintec saddle. I watched the saddle fitting videos (the 9 steps), and for the most part (that I can tell) it follows all the rules, however my horse...
  5. Horse Health
    I have tried a lot and do not have the funds to do expensive stuff. My horse Seven has extremely dry skin on her neck, mane, and tail area. I have mineral blocks, I feed Safe Choice pellets, put vegetable oil in her food, washed her with medicated dandruff shampoo, and given her a vetelog...
  6. Horse Tack and Equipment
    My horse seems fine but there are large dry spots after I ride on his back. The sweat and dirt pattern on my saddle pad is all even tho.:?
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Ok, I have a circle Y saddle that I love to ride in. When i take it off my mare after riding there are spots on her withers that are dry. I understand this to be pressure points. I tried adding an additional pad in hopes that it would stop the pressure points. It actually made bigger dry spots...
  8. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Ok, Ive never had this problem so Im not quite sure what to think. I have a down hill gelding. I just bought a new saddle, This is the 3rd time I rode my gelding in it and he was sweaty enough to see that the saddle left two dry spots right behind his withers. My heart sank. The thing I do...
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