Well that's a huge bummer about the crupper! Lame. There is no way on this earth that I am going to add something to that saddle (it's old enough to be an antique and I don't want to ruin it's worth as one) so poo. :(
Cori- You think a back cinch would help with it sliding forward? If you don't mind explaining, I'd love to understand fully how it would help (I don't doubt you at all though). A back cinch was actually the next "addition" I was going to buy for my saddle so maybe I'll just put that plan into motion a little faster and see if it does help. That would be really nice if it does help!
There is some gorgeous scenery at the top of that steep trail and I'd love to get up there on a regular basis and not have to walk down on my own feet! Haha
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzaner gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat
Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat
Rest peacefully, Lacey.