slipping saddle pads - The Horse Forum
  • 1 Post By calicokatt
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 04-24-2012, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 573
• Horses: 0
slipping saddle pads

what would cause a wool pad on horse's back and a western thinline pad on top of the wool to slip back several inches while riding? rode 7.3 trail miles and this is what happened today.
garlicbunny is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 04-24-2012, 09:52 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
Check the nap on the fleece attached to the skirts. If it has the least resistance when moving your hand from front to back, this might explain why the pads are crawling. Conformation can cause it as well. Try reversing how you put the pads on the horse. Try using just the wool pad. I think the thinlines are synthetic.
Saddlebag is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 04-24-2012, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 573
• Horses: 0
Thanks Saddlebag..well the mare is not right..her pelvis is tilted and her entire left side is off..she has been compensating using her right side..she is also a little butt high but not too bad. Just so you know she is being seen by a chiro/acupunture equine vet.
Not really sure what you mean about the fleece and resistence. thank you
garlicbunny is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 04-24-2012, 10:31 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Whidbey Island Washington
Posts: 676
• Horses: 1
An ill fitting saddle will make the pads creep very quickly. Also a horse with little to no muscling, especially right behind the shoulder.
unclearthur likes this.
calicokatt is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 04-24-2012, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 573
• Horses: 0
farrier says she has weak shoulders...any suggestions or live with it? Her hair where saddle was looked good-smooth with no ruffling.
garlicbunny is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saddle Slipping Cintillate Horse Tack and Equipment 3 04-10-2012 09:08 PM
Slipping saddle pad! howrsegirl123 Horse Tack and Equipment 18 03-23-2012 11:42 PM
saddle slipping Tayz Horse Tack and Equipment 6 12-19-2011 09:32 AM
Slipping Saddle Fix ShezaCharmer Horse Tack and Equipment 4 11-20-2010 12:08 AM
slipping saddle pad AKPaintLover Horse Tack and Equipment 2 09-27-2007 01:29 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome