Can a saddle sore be cured permanently? We have some horses on our outfit that only get ridden every six months during the fall and spring roundups. Some horses will develope sores after only 3 or 4 days of use. The sores are always in the same place no matter who is using them or what saddle is on or how much pad. We tried using extra thick pads, cutout pads, double pads gall salve and nothing seems to work. Nothing is more frustrating than to have to put one of your favorite horses out to heal up for 2 months after only a weeks worth of use. This problem adds to the overall cost of operating the ranch because a bigger remuda is required for dailey ranch work. I sure don't want to sell these horses, some are my best mounts. I would like to hear from anybody that has experienced these same kind of problems. Your input would be greatly apreciated.