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        10-16-2013, 05:13 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Is she a shorter backed horse? A lot of times it's harder to find a saddle that fits you and the horse with this issue, and natural hindquarter movement can push the saddle forward in this case. Verona's post could be very helpful for this.
         
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        10-16-2013, 10:31 PM
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    Green Broke
    She isn't too terribly short backed. She's just flat backed. Hardly any rock to her.



    I'm going to get a crupper, just because my saddle slips enough to justify if, whether or not it helps the girth issue. Got myself some Body Glide at Walmart today. Will experiment with girth tightness.
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        10-24-2013, 02:42 PM
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    Yearling
    I know you have a specialized saddle, I don't know how long your girth is. I had an issue with some sores when I was using a mohair cinch that had leather backers. It turns out that the leather backers actually rubbed some and that is why I only noticed it on really long and hot rides.

    I bought a cinch that was longer and thus moved the backers higher on my horse and I have not had any more issues with the rubbing.

    So maybe your cinch is a little short?

    I went from an 18in to a 24in.
         

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