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    07-27-2012, 02:37 PM
I don't want to end up like this

It never happened to me, but could have. Few times the saddle slid very forwar d(previous one)
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    07-27-2012, 04:33 PM
Green Broke
If your saddle is placed properly and the girth is adjusted properly that will not happen. Your pony is not that downhill. I see no problem with where the girth is sitting. Fold up a small towel and put it under the front. Cheap easy way to raise the front.
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    07-27-2012, 04:43 PM
Originally Posted by poppy1356    
If your saddle is placed properly and the girth is adjusted properly that will not happen. Your pony is not that downhill. I see no problem with where the girth is sitting. Fold up a small towel and put it under the front. Cheap easy way to raise the front.
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But the only problem is not that she is downhill, but that she is a lot thinner right behind front legs and then comes huge belly, so the saddle slide to a place, where she is thinner....
It's an older photo, but it is visible here. She is narrow in shoulders and has huuuuge belly.....

OK, I will try to find some old piece of foam material or old pad and put it underneath until I get the smaller gullet. Thx
    07-27-2012, 04:53 PM
Green Broke
Yes I'm thinking the saddle just isn't fitting right. If you look in my barn at my photos my Lizzy has a much larger belly but she's an Arab so she's very narrow and my girth is never tight and my saddle doesn't move anywhere. Maybe where the saddle moves is where it should sit.
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    07-27-2012, 04:55 PM
I will probalby try it without the crupper tomorrow, I put it on there just in case, every saddle before was sliding... I will try a hort trail ride without it and see where it goes...
    07-29-2012, 09:01 AM
Like I said, if you loosen the crupper a few holes (not the girth), so that when the saddle is in the right place it is a little loose, then it stops the saddle slipping forward but doesn't interfere with the fit. It's not ideal to need a crupper, but it's not necessarily a sign of *bad* fit if you need one, just that the saddle wouldn't fit without it. Get a saddler if you're unsure - but the riser and a looser crupper will help in the meantime.
    07-29-2012, 01:51 PM
Today I tried riding without a crupper. The saddle was imo toi firward, but as it wasnt on the neck, I didnt re-tack it. But after we tried canter, the saddle went too much forward... I have a thick sheepskin underneath now ( as the gullet is wide) and tomorrow I will try to put something only under the front part. And I shall see.
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    07-29-2012, 01:56 PM
Anyway, I will not have this gullet in the saddle for long, I should have a narrower one at home on friday. I will only then make some definitive solutions... I guess when I have a narrower gullet, the pommel will be a bit higher.
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    08-02-2012, 05:40 AM
Wintec makes a pad for that exact problem (and a few others) get the kind with the padding up in the wither area, it should level the saddle right out for you!

Wintec Comfort Saddle Pad - Cushions & Wedges from SmartPak Equine

Your pony is adorable, and I would stick with the crupper, ponies are known for needing them, especially with a lighter, synthetic saddle.
    08-02-2012, 07:57 AM
One day it is soo, another day another way.... I am getting mad

First picture is after long trail ride...

Second one another day, I put my beginner friend to ride her a while, then I cantered with her a few circles, and then she was cooling her down in walk....

And third day, just a little bit of w,t,c... again with a beginner friend riding her....

I think I set the girth well the last day, but I will be sure next time, I ill go on some huge trail.... It was soooo hot these days, I really didnt want to ride

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