Help! Saddle slipping - The Horse Forum
 2Likes
  • 2 Post By AnrewPL
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 11-07-2012, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Brighton, CO
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
Question Help! Saddle slipping

Hello!
I need some suggestions for my saddle sliding off to the side when I try to mount. To give a description of my horse, he is small 14 hand Rocky Mountain gaited horse. He's not fat, but definitely not skinny. I was told he has a round back???
Long story short, my old beautiful tucker saddle did not slide, but I started to notice dry spots behind the withers and my horse did not want to gait. I found a different saddle which solved the dry spots and the lack of gaiting, but now I have a hard time with mounting.
The saddle I purchased is a Black forest treeless western saddle. At first used a mohair cinch, but it did not work, so I had to buy a neoprene 24 inch cinch because the 26 inch was too big and the 22 too small. I am using a breast strap as well. If your not familiar with this particular treeless saddle, the pad is special design for it so I don't think I can get something different in that area...
From what I have read on Black forest website, I am doing everything I can to help with slippage... my horse must have a round back, so no saddle will "not slip".
Does anyone have any suggestions to help me with this issue?
THANK YOU!!!
KOKOJoesmom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 11-07-2012, 05:48 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
Posts: 990
• Horses: 7
There are many factors that could be at play, and there are some pretty extreme ideas about saddle fit, or lack of saddle fit these days, some people would have you believe you need a saddle individually built for each and every horse. Go to this link, its from a tree maker from Canada and, aside from the guy who taught me to ride, also the best saddler I have ever seen, has the best description and information on the how and why, and the what fors and so on and so forth, of fitting saddles. The information on the website is very extensive, detailed and you could spend the etter part of a day reading it; but it’ll give you a better idea about saddles and how and why they do or don’t fit, and dispel many myths about what people see as bad fitting saddles.
http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/index.php
bsms and boots like this.
AnrewPL is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 11-07-2012, 05:57 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Surry, Va
Posts: 4,712
• Horses: 0
your using a tree less saddle,. they slip.
Joe4d is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 11-07-2012, 07:50 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 13,588
• Horses: 2
.
Sounds like the Tucker was a touch too harrow and did not have the flair needed for shoulder relief

The other saddle you tried was much wider, which freed up the shoulders, but too wide and allows the saddle the roll when mounting

Treeless saddles IMO are overgrown expensive bareback pads adn for the rounder more mutton type withered Horse are terrible when it comes to rolling also

There are many Gaited Saddle out there, many come in medium and wide, but Bighorn has a few various models that come in medium, medium/wide and wide, a couple other brands do also


.

May all your Trails be happy and safe ones

Kevin
SouthernTrails is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 11-08-2012, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Brighton, CO
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
Thanks!

Thanks! I'll take a look at that website and see if I can find anything that can help me!
KOKOJoesmom is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 11-08-2012, 03:32 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,321
• Horses: 1
Joe - have you ridden in a treeless saddle? I assure you that they don't all slip. My saddles do not slip, even when mounting from the ground. My horse is also of the rounder body types. The saddle stays in place even when he believes he is performing airs above the ground in front of an imaginary audience.

KOKO - PM me with your email address and ill send you the link of a treeless group to join
Posted via Mobile Device
DancingArabian is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saddle PAD slipping Customcanines Horse Tack and Equipment 11 09-25-2012 05:16 AM
Saddle Slipping Cintillate Horse Tack and Equipment 3 04-10-2012 09:08 PM
Slipping saddle pad! howrsegirl123 Horse Tack and Equipment 18 03-23-2012 11:42 PM
saddle slipping Tayz Horse Tack and Equipment 6 12-19-2011 09:32 AM
saddle slipping dinglehead Horse Tack and Equipment 8 05-08-2008 07:18 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome