High withered horse- saddle slides back

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

High withered horse- saddle slides back

This is a discussion on High withered horse- saddle slides back within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Can younuse a sensorflex on high wither horse
  • Horse with high wither saddle sliding back

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-21-2012, 03:08 PM
High withered horse- saddle slides back

My paint gelding has pretty high withers, he rides in a Semi-QH bars saddle. I have a lot of problems keeping the saddle from sliding back to where the pommel is on his back, and I can see his entire wither(s) when I'm on him. I use a breast collar, and it helps somewhat, but it still slides back a lot. If I made it tight enough to where it would stay in place, he wouldn't be able to breathe when he lopes.

Maybe I'm not doing something right, or I'm wrong about were I thought it should go, or something's not right, but there has to be a solution to this problem.
Sponsored Links
    04-22-2012, 07:48 AM
I would like to see pictures of your saddle on your horse (with and without a saddle pad). I'd also like to know what saddle pad you are using.

In the meanwhile, it is very difficult to over tighten the girth when you initially start out. You may simply not have your girth tight enough to begin with.
    04-22-2012, 08:13 AM
Green Broke
Pics would be good, I'm going to guess saddle fit. All my horses are high withered, I have had a slicj saddle pad that liked to walk out the back of the saddle. Didnt have saddle slide issues.
I have no idea what tight and not tight on a girth is. You hear finger rules, but you can always get a finger in if you are willing to apply enough force. I had no idea what to tight was. I frequently would take a girth tightness survery around the parking lots. I find all kinds of levels of tight. SO no idea, Mine is farely loose compared to the death grip my GF uses. COurse she gre up using cheap junky ill fitting saddles thrown on whatever horse. My saddle is custom fit specifically to my horse. So is secure without all the torque.
    04-23-2012, 03:44 PM
I am using a Classic equine brand saddle pad, it's a traditional square western pad, I think it's a SensorFlex. It's all I use, I don't use a liner or anything like that. I use a neoprene girth because I think they grip better when you are getting on and off. Besides, they are way easier to clean!

I am pretty shure My girth is tight enough, my saddle doesn't move when I mount/dismount.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saddle for my high withered horse Irish Wake Horse Tack and Equipment 17 04-16-2012 08:29 PM
What is the best saddle for a high withered horse? Tatiana Jade Horse Tack and Equipment 8 01-25-2012 07:15 PM
What happens if you put an average withered saddle on a medium/high withered horse? Hidalgo13 Horse Tack and Equipment 32 09-12-2011 11:26 PM
Best saddle pad for a high withered horse?! CountryGirl3294 Horse Tack and Equipment 9 08-09-2011 09:28 PM
English Saddle For The High Withered Horse whitetrashwarmblood Horse Tack and Equipment 10 11-26-2008 04:56 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0