On the other hand, it gets used a lot. For a number of years, I rode two horses a day, six to seven days a week. Over the past year, it's been ridden in just once a day ... usually.
On top of the heavy use, it lives in one of the hottest and driest places on the planet. We don't call it Bakersfield for nothing. That's a joke. The city was really named after Colonel Baker. But come on, it's a funny name for a city that literally bakes all summer long.
My first ride on it was just a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood, but as soon as I sat down, I completely forgot about it. Since then, I've put several regular rides on it, including lots of sitting trot and canter work. I can't even tell it's there. I think my problem might be solved.
If you'd like to talk to Tracy about a seat cover, let me know, and I'll pass on her contact information. If it it works, it's cheaper than a new saddle!