I have a problem with the saddle sliding. My pony mare is really round and has no whithers. Typical pony. :)
She has got now pony saddle, which is not made specially fro her, but fits her well. The problem is that the saddle slides forward, so we have to use the crupper. It is not unfitting saddle, mare doesn't have anything what can the saddle be caught by in front... not so big muscles, no whithers,...
But I think wearing the crupper has to be very uncomfrotable for her. I cannot imagine myself holding weight of 70 kilos on thin rope under my tail... It has to hurt terribly Despite the fact that she seems to have no problem while riding with it, it is clear that she doesn't like it or, at least, she doesn't want to get it put under her tail. (Do not answer me RESPECT, please. We had this done before-she hadn't let me saddle her up, groom, ANYTHING, now, I can do all these stuff, but not putting the crupper on-for me, it means it's making her pain/discomfort...) I was thinking about special second girth put in front of the saddle, but I have no experiences with it. Can anyone tell me something about it? I also considered buying special anti slipping pad. Do you think any of these will help?
Of course we are having special saddle fro her made, but not till she makes some muscles up, now she is not muscled at all, we have to work it out, then make the saddle.
Thanks for replying.