Quick question! My custom IVC harness finally arrived I upgraded to the wider saddle for better weight distribution (it’s also padded and raised over the spine), and upgraded the breastcollar to the mid-V for a more comfortable fit around her shoulders and windpipe.
Having made these modifications, is it necessary to also add fleece padding in both these spots under the harness? The woman I’ve been taking lessons with is offering to sell me a set of her used pony-sized fleece pads (keep in mind, my mare is a mini) and - as much as my horse’s comfort is important to me - it just looks like a lot of material that’s going to potentially cause the harness to fit not as well as intended. I’m very happy with the fit of the harness as it is now.
My inclination is to say, “Thanks but we’re good!” … I’d just like to be able to back that up with something as I’m fully expecting her comeback is going to be something along the lines of, “Well you’re going to have issues if your harness starts pinching/rubbing your pony”. So, is it okay not to use padding?