Originally Posted by AnrewPL
I know nothing about jumping, eventing (don’t even know what it is actually), hacking etc., and I have only ever ridden in an English saddle once, so know nothing about them in the detail either, and I'm curious as to when the saddle should sit on the horse's back through good saddle fit and not move, and when it doesn’t; and what part things like a breast plate or a crupper might play in this. At what point is the breast plate, or crupper, there to compensate for a horse jumping etc., compared to the point where one might say “I should start to examine just how well my saddle fits”?
Some horses will never get a saddle that doesn't slip, due to the way they are put together.
Some horses are changing shape so fast (ie young horses) that even getting a saddle fitter out every 6 months, will not prevent saddle slip.
Some people can't afford a new saddle and use a breastplate as a temporary measure while they save for a new one.
Some people, like myself, always jump in a breastplate just in case. Just in case the saddle slips (even though it hasn't before), just in case I fall - I don't want the saddle rotating, freaking my horse out and contributing to an injury.
The last thing you want is for this to happen.... FAIL.jpg