Cantle Rebounds at the Trot.. Can I Save This?!

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        10-26-2013, 11:36 AM
    Cantle Rebounds at the Trot.. Can I Save This?!

    I recently got a new saddle, it's doing wonders for Max as his old one made him extremely sore. In general it fits very well, but there is a tad bit of rebound at the trot through the cantle. Not a lot- I barely noticed it when we lunged him and only slightly when I rode him.

    We have always worked on getting his back muscling better as he's a pretty hollow horse generally, so it's hard to tell if it is a panel issue or just the way he tends to pop his back at the trot. We thoroughly inspected every part of the saddle static on him and then the panels seemed fine- parallel with his back slope and not curved where they shouldn't be.

    I've emailed the saddle fitter about this but anyone have any ideas? I'm hoping the use of a half pad will work as I've heard that this issue can't be fixed with reflocking...

    Like I said, in general the saddle fits wonderfully and he has improved in what he's able to give immensely just from the better fit, and he tells me if something is wrong (how we knew the previous saddle wasn't working) but he doesn't seem to be in any discomfort in this one.

    Thanks for the input! I'll try today to get a vid of us trotting to see it in action.
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        10-26-2013, 11:38 AM
    Is this an English or Western saddle? If Western, maybe use a back cinch to help limit the rebound? And a half pad?
        10-26-2013, 12:06 PM
    Whoops sorry, forgot to mention that! It's a Thorowgood T8 dressage.
        10-26-2013, 12:30 PM
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    Is it falling too low on the withers or the shoulders? - Tilting forwards?
    Not sure if that type of synthetic saddle can be re-flocked to solve that sort of problem so a riser pad or a new saddle might be the only way to go
        10-26-2013, 01:11 PM
    Nope, not tilting or falling forwards and the saddle is perfectly even on his back- I have always had to use a rear riser pad on him to even the saddle out but not with this one. The saddle fitter said that she could reflock it if necessary, I just don't think that it could be reflocked to fix the issue, like you mentioned.

    She's a really nice lady and I know that if there are any issues she won't hesitate to come back and try to fix them. I wish it is something that could be fixed with a simple half pad.

    Great feedback though, any more is super helpful, thank you!

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