Saddle cloths are a very under rated area when it comes to saddle fitting and the horse or pony performance. If you look at the back shape or contours of the horse or pony, not one of them has a straight back. There is a contour and shaping that we need to shape the saddle pad to if we want the best fit and maximum comfort and safety.
There are 3 pressure points on any saddle cloth;
1- The binding at the front of the saddle cloth
2- The binding at the back of the saddle cloth
3- The high point of the wither
In special cases a saddle cloth will need to be made to suit some horses which we offer a tailor made service for those special shaped horse and ponies. We find a lot of the saddle cloths like the Eurohunter and Grainge cloths fit really well of the shelf. Check your saddle cloth and see how it fits your horse or pony !
Thickness is another issue. Too many customers have thick pads under their saddles but how can you FEEL or have a connection with your horse or pony??
When purchasing a saddle always advise us whether or not you intend to use a pad or half numnah underneath as this will affect how the saddle will need to be set up.