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    09-04-2010, 02:42 PM
  #1
Trained
Saddle pad slipping. Ugghh.....

So since I've been riding in my dressage saddle for my English lessons I've been having my saddle pad slip out from
Underneath the saddle. I get off and put it back straight, and it slips out again. But here's the kicker, it's only slipping out from one side. The other side stays in place while the bad side ends up turning the whole pad sideways. So, I need help....How do I make it stay in place?
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    09-04-2010, 02:49 PM
  #2
Foal
Find out why there is so much movement in your saddle. Something in the fit is not quite right. You can strap it down, and girth it tighter but that will only mask the symptom which is too much movement between the saddle and your horse.
     
    09-04-2010, 02:55 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I find that some pads slip even if the saddle fit is correct.... There are small black non-slip pads that you can place on your horses withers before you put on saddle pad. It makes a difference.
     
    09-04-2010, 04:15 PM
  #4
Trained
Thanks guys. The horse I ride in my English lessons has a difficult back to fit a saddle to, so the one I have I bought from the lady who had him before and it's a custom fit. The pad, however, is kind of a cheap-o thing. I'll try getting something with less slippage.
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    09-04-2010, 10:16 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Sounds like your horse has different muscling on each side, which is causing the saddle slip. Or, you could be sitting to one side more than the other. I'd have someone video you riding, from the side and coming/going, to see if you are unbalanced in the saddle, or leaning. If everything looks okay, I'd have a chiropractor come out and look at your horse. Or, it could be your saddle fit.
     
    09-05-2010, 01:17 AM
  #6
Trained
He is a rescue horse and still recovering. The right side was worse than the left. And that's it, his muscle is differant on the right. That probably is the cause.
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    09-05-2010, 04:22 AM
  #7
Weanling
Hmhm probably the cause that is! But don't your saddle pads have those strap things that you can put the girth through it? Mine do xD can't live without them keeps the saddle pad from moving >3< correct me if i'm wrong please im not positive!
     
    09-05-2010, 09:15 AM
  #8
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
He is a rescue horse and still recovering. The right side was worse than the left. And that's it, his muscle is differant on the right. That probably is the cause.
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Yup, assymetrical muscle is definitely your culprit then. I would still suggest some chiro or accupuncture work to help him be more comfortable and use both sides of himself. Some lunge work in side reins can also help even out muscle tone.
     
    09-07-2010, 10:39 PM
  #9
Trained
Ditch it and get a sheepskin lined pad. They don't slip...ever.
     
    09-08-2010, 12:51 AM
  #10
Green Broke
Dede--baby pads don't have any girth loops or billet loops on them, so they would sleep no matter what.

I personally don't like using them incase the pad does slip a bit, otherwise there might be an uncomfortable wrinkle under the saddle.
     

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