I absolutely LOVE my current saddle (hdr pro) but i got a new horse and it gives her awful rubs as she has very high withers. (she is a thoroughbred) Something similar happened to a horse months ago and her owner just blew it off, a few weeks latter she was out for 2 months from a terrible infected saddle sore. (also a thoroughbred with high withers)
So i have tried almost every funky wither relief/wither cut out saddle pad on the market and nothing is working, looks like i’m saddle shopping! I would like to buy a brand new saddle as my old one was bought used. I am very excited but have absolutely no idea where to start! My top questions are what are your guy’s favorite brands, what is a realistic budget for a good quality saddle for someone who is tight on money and still in school, do i need a fancy adgustable tree saddle, and should i get my saddle from a local shop or online and test ride it. Thanks!