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        04-20-2013, 02:30 PM
      #11
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    Originally Posted by unclearthur    
    I beg to differ regards the 'downhill' thing (pics 6, 7). The lowest point of the seat looks roughly level with the back of the flap an given the pommel is slightly lower than the cantle it looks about right to me.

    Side-to-side slippage is often due to the saddle being too narrow and it doesn't take much to cause a problem, especially as you seem to have one larger shoulder (5) which will bias the saddle left if it was evenly flocked. That won't show in a static shot because the saddle isn't sunk into the fat over the muscle behind the horse's shoulder.

    I could be wrong but I'd say you have a M-MW saddle on a MW-W horse :(

    And I'd say the offcentre cantle is the way the horse is standing :)

    I always learn so much from your posts!!!
         
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        06-08-2013, 01:06 AM
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    The saddle fitter finally made it out and was able to help me out recently so I thought I would give an update. Turns out that you were right, unclearthur; this saddle was just a smidge too narrow. I now have an appropriately sized demo saddle, so we'll be trying it out. I'm looking forward to feeling whether or not the side to side slipping problem is improved/resolved by having the correct size saddle!

    Anyway, I mostly just wanted to commend you unclearthur for being able to look at a few pictures and listen to my description and conclude that the saddle was mildly narrow!
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        06-08-2013, 03:51 AM
      #13
    Yearling
    Glad you were able to sort it out :)
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        06-10-2013, 03:44 PM
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    Foal
    It all looks pretty spot on me apart from the photo angle at back of saddle..Flocking looks fine as well
         

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