I have tried so many different saddles on my mare and just can't get one that won't leave dry spots. Althought they are much better with my current saddle they are still there and I feel as if my saddle tips to the front. I feel like she is built a little downhill and although she is a very stocky mare she is actually closer to a semi QH bar. I am wondering if the problem is the angle of the bars. She is narrow behind the wither and has dip behind her shoulder but has a very wide back. I have tried shims but they don't seem to help.The previous owner said she never could find a saddle to fit her or her mother properly. Any suggestions? I haven't figured out how to post a pic yet.... I know I need to do that
"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. " Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
I have a few more on another computer of her back but hopefully you get the point. Basically she is narrow behind her wither and very wide in the back....which also angles up quite a bit. So when I slide the saddle back further it really goes into that dip behind her shoulder and does not sit level. I am thinking I need a different tree? Or I need something to lift the front end? I have tried many different pads as well. I invested in a CSI pad which seems to be the only thing that has worked and no dry spots....but it slipped out the rear so terribly I couldn't keep using it...again thinking due to the pressure on the front of the saddle. I used this same saddle and rode another horse...thinking possibly some of this is my balance/postion..but no problems with any dry marks on the other horse.