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    10-16-2013, 06:13 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, 11:31 PM
  #12
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, 03:42 PM
  #13
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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