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post #1 of 4 Old 08-10-2007, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Saddle problems...

Hello, as you might have heard that I teach a young girl to ride my old 10hh Shetland pony,Angus.
When I first started riding Angus I got a very good, wintec leather saddle.
I have had this saddle for 6 years and its still good as new but lately when we ride Angus the saddle blanket has been slipping very far back, making us stop riding every 5 seconds to fix it.
We have tried various saddle blankets but they all seem to do it.
This saddle has never done this before in the 6 years that I have been using it on Angus. I will post some photos of it asap but for now can anyone think of any reasons or solutions to this problem??

Thank you

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-10-2007, 11:13 PM
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It sounds as if your saddle may not longer fit. I would guess that the saddle is too wide because generally, when a saddle is too narrow, the saddle pad will be pinched.
Six years is also a pretty long span of time and certainly enough time for a horse's back to change. So, although the saddle may have fit years ago, it is very possible the saddle no longer fits.
Fortunately, most Wintecs come with an interchangeable gullet/tree. Does your saddle have the ability to change the tree size? If so, I would suggest making the tree narrower.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-12-2007, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
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Hmm yes that could defiantly be a a possibility. May I ask how can I tell if my saddle has an interchangeable gullet/tree?

Thanks again
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-12-2007, 07:57 PM
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The gullet thing you can usually pull out with relative ease if it's interchangeable. *gleams with obviousness* It's probably a bright colour and slightly exposed, if you look under the saddle. It would have also probably come with different sizes along with the saddle. That's how it is with my wintec, anyway.
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