Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
I need some help here. I have a Circle Y Sheridan Trail saddle and an 8 yr old quarter/paint mare. Saddle shop came out with a ton of saddles and this one fit both me and my horse and is extremely comfy. I have a roper cinch on it (just changed from a neoprene). Saddle uses a balanced rigging system.
Here's the problem, it's cinched correctly on both sides, but perpetually comes loose. I tighten the cinch, walk my horse around, and re-tighten the cinch. After getting on, it starts working it's way loose. Last week, it worked so loose that it slid sideways and dumped me out. I tighten, and re-tighten, and re-tighten and it does not stay tight. My horse is very short backed with low withers and the saddle tends to slide very far forward. I can't use a crupper as I've tried and my mare freaks out.
Does anyone else have this problem or has ever had this problem? I had the saddle shop come back out to check the saddle fitting and my trainer has looked at it and the saddle seems to fit fine. Not sure what else to do and I hate to try to sell it as I paid $1400 and will never get my money back. Ugh! Please any advice, ideas, opinions!!!
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