Somedays I will ride her and I will feel totally off-balanced. She acts up, bolts, and won't slow down. Other days, she's just your typical green-broke horse. I can't tell if the problem is from the position of the saddle or not.
When we trot, I give all I can to even be able to post it. Forget about trying to sit it! She trots quick and fast, with very little leg extension. When we canter, I feel like I'm behind her movement and have little balance. She bolts at the canter, and does quick and choppy strides too.
She has a short back, so I'm always worrying whether or not the saddle is too far back. When I measure, it's usually fine, but I don't always measure before we ride.
The saddle is a close contact saddle with forward flaps. With this kind of a saddle, do you have to put the flaps a little over the shoulders?
Withers and Shoulder:
Saddle Position (usually a bit farther back):