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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have a western saddle that we used when I was a kid. It 'worked' on all 3 horses we had, from an old 15 hh buckskin quarter horse to a 7 year old appaloosa. Well, it doesn't work for my currently girl (Or rather my daughter's horse). I posted months ago that ever since my big husband rode...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello, I'm new to this forum but not to horses. I've been riding since I was 3 and I'm getting back into the horse game after a 5 year hiatus. I bought an Appaloosa gelding as a yearling and now that he's coming 3 I suppose I should think about riding and all that other fun stuff. I'm really...
  3. Horse Health
    My 5 year old arabian, who Ive had for 9 months has developed this issue with her withers. Around April she began twitching around her withers and acting like it causes discomfort. Due to this, we got her fitted to a new saddle. Although after a few months of using the saddle, it did not seem...
  4. Horse Tack and Equipment
    My horse has very high withers and almost no muscle around them. He is high-low but has a pad on his shoe to fix it but hasn't been gaining muscle. What kind of saddle pad should I be using? What thickness? Please help. Don't want my baby uncomfortable. Thank you. (By the way he's a 16hh Bay...
  5. Horse Tack Reviews
    I'm looking to get an inexpensive monoflap for my hard-to-fit gelding. He has long, high withers and broad shoulders and finding a saddle that fits has been next to impossible. I'm in Canada, and it seems like our options are even more limited here! What does everyone think of the Ovation...
  6. Horse Health
    So I had the chiropractor come out yesterday and Blue was pretty much ok, except that she said he needs more muscle on his back and withers. What are some good exercises for me to do with him and are there/what kind of saddle pads/witer pads I can use temorarily when I ride while I build up his...
  7. Horse Health
    Hi, my horse has recently developed 2 white spots on either side of her withers. She never had them before this fall, when i took her on a weekend trip. She got ridden a lot that weekend, but no more than normal trips we take her on; in fact, we've taken her on week-long vacations where she gets...
  8. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Wanted 17" western saddle with a narrow tree to fit my new quarter horse. He has a dippy back and narrow shoulders. Withers are high pitched. Good quality is a MUST and brand is preferred. Really love abetta. Cant afford a whole lot. All my other saddles sit too low on him and they bridge.
  9. Horse Health
    Hello Everyone! My new horse, Sampson, who I rescued a week ago, came to me with a large saddle sore on his withers. The hair has been rubbed off of it and there is a small wound in the center. I have been cleaning it out and putting Tri Care Triple Action Wound Treatment ointment on it daily...
  10. Horse Pictures
    Okay, like I said on my last post, I took pictures of both his topline AND my saddle on his back. I already know just by looking at it, that is does not fit. However, if you see at the picture of his withers and his back in general, I think it would be extremely hard to find one that would fit...
  11. Horse Tack and Equipment
    So my horse has very high withers and I've gotten a custom made saddle for him, but I worry about it being uncomfortable for his back because it has a tendency to slip back despite the breastplate His physio has told me about a new saddle pad called the Apollo Air saddle pad its apparently made...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hey guys I have a thoroughbred gelding and it is very hard to find a saddle that fits him correctly. When ridden english (I used to ride dressage), even with a narrow tree saddle I had to use a built up saddle pad to keep the saddle off his withers. Now I ride primarily western, and I have to...
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