Devoucoux doesn't fit... Any hope?
I'm sure there are a lot of people rolling their eyes and thinking "DUH!" at that statement, but hear me out.
My young Anglo-Trak (3yo) has been going into more regular work now and has slowly been getting tenser and tenser under saddle, losing his natural cadence that I loved when he was first started. While I knew the Chiberta didn't fit, but I loved it and was hoping he would fill out in time. Well, I don't think that will happen. I had the worst ride on him the other day with him just giving up. :(
My trainer and I checked his back and he is good in his trapezius and along the spine, but he is sensitive in the lumber region of his longissimus dorsi and VERY sensitive in his gluteals. This might be because the saddle is swimming on this horse in back... (I know, badbadbad).
I got this saddle 5 years ago and it was "made" for horse A, didn't fit AT ALL, but fit my other horse B brilliantly, so I kept it. Plus, I LOVED how I fit in it with my ridiculously long femurs. She suggested that I just get the saddle repanelled to fit this guy.
Has anyone had any luck with this? Can independent saddle fitters repanel a Devoucoux? I had a friend get hers repanelled by Devoucoux and it came back worse than before... so I'm quite tentative going through them.