Hidalgo, is the pad slipping back under the saddle? |
I'm pretty sure that is what is happening. At the beginning of the lesson all the way through 3/4 of it we were doing rising trot, walk/stop, sitting trot with and without stirrups, and then during the last 15-20 min we did cantering. It might just be poor saddle fit also I guess. MIght have been gripping with my knees I guess
What kind of pad is it, and how exactly is it slipping? |
I have only one saddle pad that I have a slipping problem with, and it's made for the thin, super high withered Thoroughbred type shape. It slips on my Paint, but stays nicely in place on the Thoroughbreds, or a higher withered horse.
All my other pads are just normal AP pads, with the average wither clearance cut, and they lock in place just fine on any horse.
The pad is very similar to this one. Shedrow Vividus Pad-On Sale until Aug 31 2011 [RIE0124]
X factor has I guess you could say, average sized withers. I don't remember if the when I put the pad it hugged the withers or was taller then them or not. :/
Also for that lesson, I put another pad under mine. It was a normal square pad with what I think had anti slip or some gel comfort thing. I used my saddle pad all alone once and it didn't slip but it was with another saddle. Regretfully that saddle is being used by the other student in my class.