Originally Posted by justjump
I've never really had balancing problems on him, then again I've had him so long. I get on other horses and I'm perfectly fine though. The saddle naturally moves down, so I let it stay off his whithers more than the average horse. I know it really doesn't fit, and I REAAALLYY wish I had the money to go get a professional to help me and even make me a new saddle, or find me one that fits properly.
Well, for a critique you should put it where it actually rides once you are riding for a bit. If you are riding with it angled that far up, I don't see how you could be balanced naturally. Your stirrups would not hang veritcally off the stirrup bar, but at an angle, would they not? I mean , isn't an English saddle supposed to have the cantle slightly higher than the pommel? Yours is largely the reverse of that.
Please correct me if I am wrong. I am not a hunter/jumper rider, so may not know what is normal.