From: Chris Paus
I have a terrific half Arab gelding that is the energizer bunny of horses and has a great personality. Unfortunatly, his back seems to be hard to fit with the right saddle.
Any suggestions for a limited budget (uner $1,000). This horse is 15.1HH, very short back, very leggy,and a barrel shaped belly so the girth always slides forward sending the saddle forward.
I've tried western saddles, english saddles, a Marciante, two wintecs, a Stonewall. The white hair below his withers on each side is getting more pronounced on his blood bay coat.
Every saddle I try leaves a dry pressure mark just below the withers.
Any ideas will be appreciated.