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    03-17-2008, 11:47 AM
Green Broke
Is it proper?

My western saddle ALWAYS slides back when ever I ride, within the first few minutes. I was thinking for Western Pleasure that I would get a brest collar so my saddle stays in the right place. If a brest collar is too tight, would that effect movement? I would think so, I think it would restict the legs. But anyways, is it proper for western riders to use a brest collar? I mean I never see them on wp horses unless I go to lower 4h shows.
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    03-17-2008, 02:29 PM
It is proper and I've seen number of people using it. However I personally think one has to use it only in situation like yours (when the saddle slides back). I'm not talking about roping etc., of course, just kinda pleasure riding. Some people just use it because it's "cool" and I think it's somewhat silly... Also some horses really hate the thing, so I'd recommend to try first before putting money into...
    03-18-2008, 01:10 AM
Go for it. If you need it and you know how to measure one properly, there is no reason why you couldnt use one.
    03-18-2008, 01:42 PM
If you saddle slides back you could be seriously marked down. Get a breast collar. I ride in one because my horse has high withers and when his saddle slides back he doesnt move properly and sometimes will buck even
    03-18-2008, 02:55 PM
If it was me, I'd want to know why my saddle is slipping back.. Does it fit my horse? Am I placing it too far forward to begin with(Common mistake)? Do I need a different pad?

I would not use a Breast Collar to try to make a saddle stay forward of where it wants to sit.
    03-19-2008, 07:39 AM
Appyt, I'm not sure about .Delete's horse, but I've seen one horse in barn I used to work that absolutely everything slipped back. I guess it was a combo of her back and the way she moved, but the collar was the only way to help.
    03-19-2008, 10:20 AM
Kitten_val, Even with proper padding? I guess there are always those horses that defy all other fixes. Lol
    03-19-2008, 10:54 AM
Green Broke
There is no such thing as a saddle that never moves, even with proper padding and a horse that keeps a saddle on perfectly. All saddles move, even if its just a bit that you can't tell, or alot where you can certainly tell it moved.
    03-19-2008, 12:52 PM
I know the owner tried different things to keep saddle in place before she got a collar. I did ride that horse (she was very nice although hot), and it was something funny in how she moved.
    03-19-2008, 01:16 PM
Try it. If it goes wrong, you could always return it (well, probaly).

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