Well I bought my youngster a barefoot cheyenne treeless saddle and he and I love it apart from one or two small problems so I was wondering if anyone could help!!
1. When I do the girth up I make it as tight as possible but when I get on it becomes loose(obviously due to my weight) but its impossible to do up when onboard-especially with a fidegty youngster- and I don't always have someone around. Is there anything I can do? Do I need a smaller girth? (When I tighten it up the top of the girth overlaps the saddle pad by a cm)
2. I have the barefoot english stirrup leathers and stirrups and I like the way it looks and everything but the buckles are at the bottom and I find its hard to turn them to get foot in so they seem to turn around which makes me feel unstable and it just doesnt seem right or comfortable! Can you use stirrup leathers with the buckle at the top or will it damage the saddle? It really fustrates me but I love the saddle in general
3. Last question guys ! When girthed up the back of the saddle seems to rise up slightly.. Not be flat on his back. Is this something they're prone to or does that indicate a poor fit? I checked the pommel insert is right and got the right seat size... Again, can I do anything to fix this?
Thanks in advance