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.
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...
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
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.
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.