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post #31 of 36 Old 01-28-2014, 10:38 PM
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I'm putting the saddle behind her shoulders. A couple times I put the saddle even further back than the shoulder to see what would happen - same thing.
Hmm...interesting. I have no answer, but as the one who was kidding you earlier about having a hard to fit horse (mine is too) I'm curious to know if you were ever able to ride in this saddle and get it to stay in place?

I recently took out a saddle on trial. Granted, it was an English saddle, but I had the same issue of it sliding forward pretty far. I was not able to ride in it as we were plunged into a deep freeze in my area of the country and riding in -10 F with no arena...well, there is just not enough money to entice me to do that.
However, the saddle was used and something I did not want to let slip away if it fit him.
My boy has no saddle "pocket" to speak of and is made like a barrel in the shoulder area, but I see your horse has some definition....

So anyway..wondering where you are with your saddle search/fit and wondering if the uber short backs of our horses are part of the sliding issues.
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I found one!

This saddle is a Cashel saddle. It was suggested to me by the people at Horsesaddleshop.com. At first I wasn't interested in it, but then I found out that Cashel is made by Martin Saddlery and they are made on the same Axis tree! This saddle is a wide tree, 7" gullet, and the Axis tree flares away from the shoulders and also flares at the back. I don't think it has as much flare as the Crates? It does have a little more rock than the Crates which is what my horse needs. No bouncing around or sliding forward on my horse's back. It also sits more even on her back than the Crates did. I do still have to shim behind her shoulders (that's with any saddle so long as she is lacking muscle). Thank the Lord this fits!!











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With the pad, it looks great

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I like to looks and the lines of that saddle and glad you found one to fit! Yay!

Do you happen to know how long the skirt is on that one?
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I like to looks and the lines of that saddle and glad you found one to fit! Yay!

Do you happen to know how long the skirt is on that one?
The skirt is 26". I think 25" would have been a little better but it's still not hitting her hips.
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The skirt is 26". I think 25" would have been a little better but it's still not hitting her hips.
Thank you. Yeah, hard to find many western saddles less than 26" yet still big enough for an adult rider.
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