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    Many are available on hoop trees but not all of...

    Many are available on hoop trees but not all of them. There are two main hoop trees and they can often be switched out for the other if one tree suits the horse better.

    Not all hoop trees are...
  2. It's quite possible the saddle is not the right...

    It's quite possible the saddle is not the right shape or width. If it didn't do that before, then her shape has changed while not in work. I know you said you felt it fit correctly.

    There are...
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    I agree that you should sit in some saddles and...

    I agree that you should sit in some saddles and get a feel for what you like and don't like. I would also work with a fitter. There are many inexpensive saddles. Some are junk and some are usable but...
  4. I'm unclear of what you are asking. I'm wondering...

    I'm unclear of what you are asking. I'm wondering if you have some saddle pad and saddle terms mixed up. Can you post a photo of what the issue is?
  5. It really depends on the extent of the damage....

    It really depends on the extent of the damage. When pricing saddles, I take that into account. The brand, model and relative condition of the rest of the saddle helps me determine how much to mark it...
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    Options can include a very open seat and minimal...

    Options can include a very open seat and minimal block, upswept panels or a panel made slightly shorter than the seat. Some companies also offer a more forwar flap even on dressage saddles. Velcro...
  7. Ideally, your knee should not go over the flap...

    Ideally, your knee should not go over the flap and you should shorten leathers to shortest length. The block should support thigh or leg and not hinder. The flap should allow you to get your leg on...
  8. Tracings and photos would help. An angular tree...

    Tracings and photos would help. An angular tree would be less likely to fit if the horse is truly a hoop tree type. It could be that there was an issue with the balance, gullet channel width or that...
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    I agree that photos would be helpful. However,...

    I agree that photos would be helpful. However, you might need something with a deeper front panel and wither or full front gussets. You don't mention if the lateral shape is angular or flat as well...
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    Glad it worked for you. It wasn't my idea. I got...

    Glad it worked for you. It wasn't my idea. I got it from a blog or COTH, can't recall, but it works well.
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    One product is Leather Therapy. It claims to help...

    One product is Leather Therapy. It claims to help with mold and mildew although I have tried it on some items of mine in the Vermont humid weather. I would say it helps but didn't totally prevent it....
  12. I would not sand your seat if you ever might...

    I would not sand your seat if you ever might resell. There are conditioners and products made for making the seat stickier. I would try those before sanding.
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    I have used those pads. It's very easy to use the...

    I have used those pads. It's very easy to use the shims as a pattern to cut shims out of a yoga mat and cut extras if you need to stack or even half shims. The pads, according to their rep, are made...
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    Glad to hear that she's out and okay and that the...

    Glad to hear that she's out and okay and that the surgery was a success!
  15. just curious, have you ever tried a Balance...

    just curious, have you ever tried a Balance saddle?
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    Did you try a hoop tree with more depth in the...

    Did you try a hoop tree with more depth in the panel? This sounds like a familiar conversation. Did we chat already?
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    Wonders12, Thanks for the nice comments.

    Wonders12,
    Thanks for the nice comments.
  18. Many of the low head types like Albion low head,...

    Many of the low head types like Albion low head, Duett Largo, Duett Tango, some Ideals, BC hoop trees, Baines Balance. Kent and Masters Cob original series, etc...
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    another thought since your horse was laid off....

    another thought since your horse was laid off. Has his back changed shape during the layoff? Often, some conditioning and topline changes and the saddle might be bothering him. I would check fit and...
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    I think I know who this is. The saddle pad can...

    I think I know who this is. The saddle pad can slip back if the saddle shimmies due to asymmetry so shimming may help resolve that. This is a common issue riders and fitters are faced with; the rider...
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    The Duett is not a straight tree but you might...

    The Duett is not a straight tree but you might need a different hoop tree or a hoop tree with a different panel. Some Duett saddles are also available with an upswept panel but they are rare or have...
  22. I agree with the above suggestions. Generally,...

    I agree with the above suggestions. Generally, the only relief is riding with a shorter stirrup so your legs bend forward to relieve the hip stress. If the blocks are adjustable and they push your...
  23. It does sound like your horse is a hoop tree type...

    It does sound like your horse is a hoop tree type or a hybrid hoop type. It's difficult without the proper photos. Come saddle companies offer this type tree and some of the ones we work with also...
  24. Thanks for posting photos. I do think your pony...

    Thanks for posting photos. I do think your pony is a hoop tree candidate and appears to be in the width range of wide to extra wide. Of course, without tracings, I can't be positive but definitely...
  25. Not seeing photos, it could be the balance, the ...

    Not seeing photos, it could be the balance, the gullet channel or the length making your horse sore. If the saddle is rubbing into the loins, it will make the back sore. If it is too long, the hips...
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