Leaving hair to help from rubbing is usually only temporary. I would advise purchasing an equifit belly band as they prevent rubbing completely!
Thanks guys, I just got a brand new saddle made for him and I always wash my pads so it should be fine then I think!
A full clip should be fine, for protection you can try a gel pad.
When I first imported my horse, they left both the saddle area and the spur area unclipped, but it didn’t do much. If your horse is prone to spur-rubs there are products to get to prevent those. Providing optimal protection in the saddle area will help prevent irritation. But I think it’s perfectly fine to full clip
You can clip the hair where the saddle sits just make sure you use a clean saddle pad and thoroughly bush under the saddle every time you ride to keep anything from rubbing.
Also, does anyone here leaves hair to prevent irritation from spurs? Do you recommend it?