Saddle fit is currently a popular topic for discussion and many advances are being made in the industry to make our equine athletes more comfortable. Horseman are widely coming to realize that a horse that is in pain or in a bind will not perform as well as a comfortable, well fit horse. This is exciting for me to see as a rider! I want my horse (and yours) to be happy, healthy and comfortable. However, something that disturbs me about this trend is the neglect of the next part of the equation - even a perfectly fit saddle can be uncomfortable when paired with a worn out pad.