I just got a new western saddle in for my gelding with the intent to start using it more for western dressage. It’s nothing fancy; full bar wintec close contact. I’m pretty happy with the fit. He moved comfortably in it and it’s comfortable for me as well.
I got a 1” felt saddle pad and can’t tell if it’s too thick, I have the saddle too far back, or both. He is a wide guy and it seems like it adds a lot of bulk.
This was his get up with his previous owner:
I also came across this and wondered if this might be a better option for us. I like the concept. Still 1” though.
A larger girth is also on the way!
Any thoughts on saddle pads for us?