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?