I love it when I get a phone call from a friend asking me to put a question out to my readers. They see what great advice I get and need some of their own.
Saddles? A friend of mine has a saddle she purchased about 4 months ago. Her horse started acting really sore in her back a few days ago. The barn trainer is pretty sure its the saddle not fitting correctly and now its starting to make her sore.
There's a two part question to this post.
First it was suggested she get a custom saddle made for her horse. When she called our local saddle maker he stated he starts at $3,000.00. UGH! She's a mommy on a budget like me. Is there any other cost effective solution for her? She is a single mom doing an awesome job by providing the opportunity to ride for her two daughters. But $3,000.00 is a bit out of budget. I know you can get your horse measured for a saddle, but it also comes with a pretty big expense. Any suggestions would be great!
Second once you have a horse with a sore back from a saddle what are some tips to help the soreness improve? Are there any home remedies you have used to help with the pain and to make the recovery speedy?
Thank you in advance to all my readers for your suggestions. She will feel very blessed by your responses!