1. Call massage therapist and have her check out The Mare
2. Get her to tell me whether or not I'm going all Munchausen by Proxy and creating issues, or if there's actually something going on with her
3. Call saddle fitter if neccesary
By the time all 3 steps had been completed, it was mid October, and by the time the saddle fitter arrived at the barn, it had been over a month and a half. Cadence wasn't seriously sore, but she wasn't herself either, and sure enough... there were some fit issues. The dressage saddle was correctable. I'm going to take it in in a week or so so that they can re-stuff it over Thanksgiving, since I'll be gone and won't be needing my saddle. The bad news though is that I'm going to have to sell my beloved close contact. The saddle was actually (and unbelievably) a gift. I'd tried out a used Childeric on a whim, and fallen in love. It was the only cc I'd ridden in that fit me, fit my horse, and was comfortable! However, lovely as it was, I couldn't afford it :( That saddle was then purchased and gifted to me, and was concluded to be a 'perfect fit' for my mare. However, that was in March. She's a very different shape, all buffed up... and has grown from a medium narrow to a medium wide. So my beloved jumping saddle will be up for sale, and I'll be searching for something used, comfortable, and *hopefully* reasonably priced. Goodbye my beauty; you will be missed!
Fun times rocking the Luc Childeric
Since I don't randomly take pictures of my saddle, this was the best I could find. Look at that soft, beautifully coloured leather! Oh how buttery soft and smooth...