Have you pondered and scratched your head wondering why your horse seems edgy, irritable, uncomfortable?
Maybe even when tacking up they dont stand still and pin ears? Better yet, wont move forward or they refuse going into transitions?
Proper position of the saddle is the answer. Pinching and restraining the scapula (shoulder), with the bars of a saddle will have the horse display discomfort out loud. Try to be aware and place the saddle bars at least one finger back off the scapula, so it allows freedom of movement without pain. From Katherine Barbarite of Whispering Hooves