My horse is a perch mix, very wide and flat, no withers - all the saddles I've tried have not stayed on while mounting, they roll towards me! I've tried different FQHB western saddles, but they all have this problem, even if you tighten the girth to kingdom come - which I don't want to have to do. I also have a library of saddle pads now, none have solved the problem.
I see videos on youtube of people riding clydesdales and shire's in western saddles, so it must be possible to get one that will stay on my boy's back - has anyone got any experience with actual draft saddles? Is this really gong to make a difference or should I save my money?