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  • Are no slip saddles better
  • Will non slip pads keep the saddle from rolling?

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    11-18-2009, 01:10 PM
  #11
Foal
You can try the no slip pad. But I would definitely use a breast collar. That's what they are for, and you can find a decent one that isn't too expensive. Sometimes the way the horse is built will always cause the saddle to slip. Just the name of the game.
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    11-18-2009, 03:13 PM
  #12
Showing
I'm going to disagree on the matter. If you have a saddle that doesn't fit your horse, and you are not balanced too, then I'm thinking that a no slip pad is going to rub your horse sore. In fact, part of the problem of balancing can be attributed to the roll your saddle has from not fitting him - giving him a different pad is masking the problem not fixing it.

I'll say that with the understanding that I hate those pads anyway but coupled with the two other problems, and you will make a 3rd one. The only pads I use are the 100% wool pads. They wick moisture, conform to the horse's back, and have a greater shock absorption then anything else out there.
     
    11-18-2009, 03:31 PM
  #13
Foal
We had her fitted on three saddles yesterday and feel the saddle is a fit, BUT I think she looks akward anyways due to her size. Once off I did check her for pinches and dents and found none not saying pressure point were not there. Do you have any suggestions on a saddle? I am on full QH bars nice wide tree that seems very balanced.on her is there something else that maybe was over looked that I should look for. Don't want to cause ANY damage. I agree with the wool pad that is why I was asking to me it seems like it would "pull" I know if I had back hair WHICH I don't, I wouldnt want something grabbing it. Please let me know about the saddle issue.

Also I would never be offended, I am asking for help, so unless you know all about it how can you offer suggestions

I do have a breast collar, I will try that to, I still have the slip pad coming and will try it, but would like to look more at the saddle issue a little further and I will see if I can get Geiger to come out and look at her and her saddle situation.

Also I am going to check out those other pads. Thanks, I want to be safe, but I don't want to shell a bunch of $$$$ out on equipment on a horse whos confirmation may change here in the few months
     
    11-18-2009, 04:19 PM
  #14
Showing
It would really be a help if you can post some pictures taken from the front, rear, and the side - without the pad, but cinched up with the pad on.
     
    11-19-2009, 12:37 AM
  #15
Foal
I will get some on Friday :)
     
    11-22-2009, 08:38 AM
  #16
Foal
Smile

OK, so I am going to get some today since I didn't Friday, I will have 4 saddles to picture and let you all tell me what you think is a best fit, and I will let you know what I think is a best fit. Also we were messing with her yesterday, had about 4 horse people out tried the saddles 4 different ones from small riders to larger the saddle was slipping. BUT then we put the neoprene one on and it quit slipping, though it was trying it didn't. They had her in a walk, jog to a nice lope and it stayed put! But I think the breast collar will help with the minimal back slippage that was trying to happen. Since that was ONLY movement that was happening with the neoprene was the saddle trying to walk backward, visual from the latigo pulling a bit. Also, we used a thinner pad so a combo of different things and help seems to have helped at bit. NOW mind you my green hind end has yet to get up there.
     
    11-22-2009, 08:52 AM
  #17
Showing
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Originally Posted by DalleysMom    
4 horse people out tried the saddles 4 different ones from small riders to larger the saddle was slipping. BUT then we put the neoprene one on and it quit slipping, though it was trying it didn't.
... and that is the problem. The saddle wants to slip but the pad won't let it. A proper fitting saddle will not slip side to side. It may slip back a little as in going up hills but not side to side. When I take the saddle off my horse after a good ride, I have to lift it up. It will not slide off because it actually forms around his back and withers like a ball and socket. There are no dry spots or ruffled hair and the saddle has not rocked side to side when riding or even when mounting him.

In your case, the pad is gripping - not the saddle.

Anyway, that's my 2
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    11-22-2009, 08:54 AM
  #18
Showing
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Originally Posted by DalleysMom    
OK, so I am going to get some today since I didn't Friday, I will have 4 saddles to picture and let you all tell me what you think is a best fit, and I will let you know what I think is a best fit. Also we were messing with her yesterday, had about 4 horse people out tried the saddles 4 different ones from small riders to larger the saddle was slipping. BUT then we put the neoprene one on and it quit slipping, though it was trying it didn't. They had her in a walk, jog to a nice lope and it stayed put! But I think the breast collar will help with the minimal back slippage that was trying to happen. Since that was ONLY movement that was happening with the neoprene was the saddle trying to walk backward, visual from the latigo pulling a bit. Also, we used a thinner pad so a combo of different things and help seems to have helped at bit. NOW mind you my green hind end has yet to get up there.
You'll get there, I have faith. Sometimes you just have to say, what the heck, and climb aboard.
     
    11-22-2009, 08:56 AM
  #19
Weanling
Horses that are round and have small withers will make it harder for the saddle to stay on. My friends have a little mare who is as round as can be with very tiny withers, making it impossible for her to keep a saddle on perfectly straight. She had a no slip pad but doesn't use it anymore (I will try to find out the reason why for you when I see her next)

The saddle pad that I use is a non-slip pad, which I love and swear by :) but I use the no slip only because I do alot of trail riding with my horses and my fiance and I travel different places to ride...there may be very steep hills up or down that we have to go on...the no-slip pad keeps the saddle somewhat in place, but definitely don't keep it in place all the time...I still have my saddle slipping when I go down really steep hills. So don't expect a "I'm going to put this on and my saddle will be practically glued here". It helps prevent it from slipping, but it can slip, and if it slips alot, I'm sure there could be the damage of ripping hair out
     
    11-22-2009, 08:57 AM
  #20
Weanling
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Originally Posted by iridehorses    
... and that is the problem. The saddle wants to slip but the pad won't let it. A proper fitting saddle will not slip side to side. It may slip back a little as in going up hills but not side to side. When I take the saddle off my horse after a good ride, I have to lift it up. It will not slide off because it actually forms around his back and withers like a ball and socket. There are no dry spots or ruffled hair and the saddle has not rocked side to side when riding or even when mounting him.

In your case, the pad is gripping - not the saddle.

Anyway, that's my 2
agreed also with iridehorses...very good information :)
     

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