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[RC] Saddle fit - Chris Austin

Here is my dilemma...I've been doing LD on my QH on a very heavy western

saddle(36#) He always did great and that saddle fits him like a glove,
always A's on back but it gets heavier as the day gets longer, I swear
it gains weight! Anyway, I purchased a cut back Orhto-Flex for weight,
flexibility and comfort for he and I. It

seemed to fit him well and his reach improved. Loved the saddle
until...we fell. He landed hard on the stirrup and a root close to his
top line. No immediate problems, no soreness,  trained without problems,

whew was that close or so I thought. Million Pines his back became
extremely sore and at Ponce De Leon it swelled to the size of a Nerf
football.(His event day speed is quicker than our training) So now I
feel bad thinking I stretched the limit and had put him on rest.
Swelling went down all seemed well but unfortunately, every time I put
that saddle back on him it swells all over again. Last weekend I put
back on the western, rode easily, walk, trot for about an hour, no
problems. Am I missing the obvious that I need to sell the saddle or do
I give it more time? Vet says 6 months, not real crazy about that

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