Courage has been offering really good work lately. He's built an honest-to-goodness start of a dressage neck. He's filling out and muscling up and yeah.
I've never loved the sweat marks under his dressage saddle. (Can you guess where this is going?)
|because his neck isn't the only thing changing|
I've sort of closed my eyes and pretended everything was fine for a while, but we recently got a classy new pad. I used it for like 5 days in a row, and there's no denying it.
The sweat marks are worse. Dry spots are larger.
I mean, it's not catastrophic yet. He isn't exhibiting signs of back soreness or objecting to the saddle/girth, BUT he is a total princess and I know the fit could be better. A lot better.
|hot ass horse|
It really does make sense. Courage has added all kinds of muscle lately and we're finally pulling out of a summer-long awkward phase. (You notice how you haven't seen him without a saddle in months? Yeah, that's why.)
I tried to placate myself with a new, fancy half pad, but no. It's not enough right now.
|it's a great outfit|
Deep breath. Good news is, there's a saddle fitter in our area now. That's new.