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post #1 of 7 Old 05-16-2012, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation my saddle slips on my pad argh!

so my saddle has been sliding back on wither relief pad ever since i started using a grip pad underneath everything! Now my pad doesn't slip anymore, it stays in place but my saddle is the problem now. i think its the way my TB moves because my saddle doesn't slide back on this other horse that i ride. Can anyone help me?!
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-16-2012, 11:32 AM
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It sounds like the saddle doesn't fit your horse. If it doesn't slip on the other horse, it probably fits that horse better. Do you have another saddle you can try?
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-16-2012, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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I dont:( My horse has somewhat high withers if that makes a difference. Maybe its the way that i ride? Or maybe my girth isn't tight enough.
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-16-2012, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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And I know for sure my saddle doesn't fit anymore because her shoulders got so muscular lol. If only i had the money to get a new one... For now im just trying to think of ways to prevent my saddle from sliding back.
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Do you use a breast collar when you ride? It can help with sliding back. I don't ride without one on the trails. I can do without it if I am just plunking around the house, but on the trails...well, lets just say having the saddle slide too far backwards is NOT a pleasant experience for either horse or rider. Fortunately, the mare I had at the time was a good girl, and I didn't get kicked. It was sure embarassing having to re-saddle her with all my companions standing around laughing at me!

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I do understand financial constraints, but would be loathe to continue using tack I knew was improperly fitted for the horse it was being used on.
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-16-2012, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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My wither pad has fixed the saddle fit issue it just now that im using a grip pad my saddle is moving because of the way my horse moves. it only happens when i jump though.. and no i don't use a breast collar but its worth considering. right now im trying to find a solution withing my budget:/ Im almost wondering if i put the pad to far up her withers and my saddle is moving back to where it needs to be...
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