western saddle fitting question
Yesterday I rode Sonny in a western to see what type of saddle I should get. The saddle I put on was has a full quarter horse bar or a wide bar (whatever you want to call it).
I placed it on Sonny with no pad and I could get 4 fingers inbetween his withers and the saddle (don't know the correct name of it in a western saddle). Since I thought it looked like it fit, I put a saddle pad, and then saddled him up. It seemed to fit, but the one thing I noticed was that it did slip a bit. Not on the withers...but on the back.
Is it normal for a western saddle to be fairly loose in the back? No I didn't use a back sintch for the saddle didn't come with one and I don't know how Sonny would react to it.