Saddle Pad for a Sensitive Back
So I own one of those particularly fussy mares that has an opinion on EVERYTHING. You have to use the right shampoo, right cookies, right halter, etc. If you don't, she'll let you know! :lol: We've had some issues with her back due to some hock issues. Well, now that the hock issues have been sorted out(knock on wood!!!) it's on to making sure her back isn't sore. She is rather cold backed and particular about her saddling process because of it, but we've found a system that works for everybody and are just smoothing out the details. I've noticed she prefers a stiff/heavy saddle pad and isn't as snarky when I tack her up. Lately I've been considering adding a therapeutic pad of some sort to see if it makes a difference. Mostly I've been back and forth between a gel pad or sheepskin half pad. She has a sheepskin girth cover that she is in love with which is why I thought about an additional saddle pad. Thoughts? Anything that has worked miracles for your cold backed horse?