Posting Trot, his feet are excellent for a TB and really actually good for any horse.
Re the saddle, I wish!!! I wish I could figure out what of all this mess is missing the buddy, ulcers, Lyme, EPM, just being a horse. Tho the latter I will rule out since his spooking was up exponentially and he’d never been prone.
Also, I guess the saddle is mostly a different thing. He has bucked after jumps almost since I’ve gotten him and almost never otherwise. So if he quits bucking after jumps with a different saddle then I guess that was it-for that problem. Tho I also see what you’re saying-it may be the one thing that he’s sick to death of is fixed with the new saddle but another issue might be there. How to fix that myself I don’t know. I used a saddle fitter that was recommended and praised by folk I respected. BUT he did fall short in areas I know are important and I let that slide because he was “good”. I do know better.
And to update-the 3rd saddle fitter came out and said neither one was great, the one I usually use is better. She stuffed it as best she could but it is still too low for his back. What I liked is that she tried both saddles on, tried them with the pad, had me wtc, relooked, took it off, stuffed the best one, put it back, tweaked it, had me ride, tweaked again, had me ride again. And whatever else she was giving it full attention and effort. And she is not a rep and has no saddles for sale, so no push to buy a brand.
I will give vitamin E a shot!
And thanks all for the help and advice. I sincerely appreciate it.