My saddle doesn’t look as if it fits when I place it on my horses’ back – it bridges in the middle and the panels and flaps seem to point a bit backwards?
This is because when the rider’s weight causes the saddle to sink in the middle, this pushes the flaps forward. The saddle may appear not to touch all along the back, and may protrude at the rear, on either side of the back, but after riding in it a few times, it will very quickly mould and adjust to the shape of the horse. 8. The saddle looked asymmetric when it came out of the box. Answer: This is because it is fully flexible, excepting the cantle, and will sometimes assume the shape of the box. This will quickly correct itself once used on the horse. 9. The saddle feels very hard when the weather is cold! Answer: Under cold conditions, the viscose-elastic foam used in the seat will feel hard. If you do not wish to warm and soften the foam with your own seat – it is fine to warm the saddle before use, either by keeping it in a warm place or allowing it to sit for ten minutes or so on the horse’s back before riding, preferably with a rug over the sadde and horse’s back to retain heat