Originally Posted by bsms
With that much padding, every saddle I own would slip somewhere. You need some padding in the front until you change the gullet...but that is about an 8-10 inch wide pad to fill in the difference between your saddle and the horse's shoulders. The riser pad NeuroticMare suggested has maybe an extra 0.5" of padding in the front. It doesn't take much.
If it takes more than that, you need a different saddle.
You can also try a different material for the saddle blanket you started with. Some of the English-style blankets are slick as snot on a doorknob.
Well its not that much padding, I think
I had to put the sheepskin underneath, since the gullet is too wide...
Maybe I can put an old foam material only under the front part of the saddle?
I don't really like riding with these in-between-pads, I don't feel the horse under me. When it goes, I ride only with classic thin cotton pad (the full pad of violet on her-it may seem thick, but it is like 1cm thick... The sheep will go away as soon as she gets the right gullet.
I also read about the wintec riser system-putting some risers into the saddle-But unfortunately I cannot find the risers in any shop in czech rep....