Ok, so I'm very new to the hunt seat circle so bare with me. My son is in his second year of four h and we have a pony this year that he plans to ride hunt seat. I bought a small child sized hunt seat saddle and off we went. Well the saddle slides forward on the pony. He went to his first fun show and was riding English for the 3rd time ever and someone snotted off as they walked by "are you riding the horse or its neck" after he came out of his class. I pulled the saddle back and readjusted the girth put him back on and ten minutes later the saddle had already worked its way back forward. I decided the girth must be too big so I bought a new girth and it fastens 3rd hole up on each side of the saddle. So I know its not to big. Yet tonight the saddle slid forward again.
I personally think that when the saddle is sitting correctly behind her withers that the girth is not coming around her belly correctly. Instead of fastening just behind her front legs it fastens at the fattest part of her belly. So its not rocket science to figure out its going to slide to the narrower portion of her body. My mother was over and said maybe there is a "pony" hunt seat saddle that is set up with different rigging so that it wouldn't fasten halfway through her belly.
Is there such a thing? I've checked several tack stores online and nobody says it has pony rigging, just that its a 14" seat. I have a 14" seat now so obviously seat size does not distinguish the rigging type.
Advice please! Thanks