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post #1 of 8 Old 11-03-2013, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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So I recently bought a young horse (4, coming 5 in the summer) and the saddle I currently own slips forward up her withers when I ride her, especially once I canter her. This is the same for other saddles I have tried. I have tried nonslip pads- no luck, keyhole pads- no luck, and the saddle fitters didn't have much to offer. So I am looking for a solution for my current saddle, and if there is none, what saddle who work for her? FYI, I ride her dressage. Thanks.
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So I recently bought a young horse (4, coming 5 in the summer) and the saddle I currently own slips forward up her withers when I ride her, especially once I canter her. This is the same for other saddles I have tried. I have tried nonslip pads- no luck, keyhole pads- no luck, and the saddle fitters didn't have much to offer. So I am looking for a solution for my current saddle, and if there is none, what saddle who work for her? FYI, I ride her dressage. Thanks.
when you put it on does it slide in and sit firmly behind her withers? Does the girth angle forward or go straight down?
Too long of a saddle will push forward from the horses movement. Pictures would help.
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There is a girth out there that helped me with that and was recommended by the saddle fitter..it is pricey but kept the saddle in place. Dover Comfort Contour Girth | Dover Saddlery

When putting it on the center part that is facing down in the pic faces towards the front legs when on the horse and keeps the saddle from moving forward. This is the particular one I have but I notice Dover now has others that weren't available when I bought this one. Any of the contour girths will probably do the same thing.
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the girts goes pretty much straight down, she isn't too forward in that area if that's what you mean. Im fairly sure its because her shoulders and withers aren't fully developed yet.
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If you really want some good input I suggest you post pictures
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I don't have any pictures at the moment but im having two saddle fitters come to see her. Probably getting a new custom saddle. Thanks guys
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Just an option if the saddle is continuing to slip forward, and it can be short term if it is just her shoulders, but you could try a crupper, (sp), that goes around the tail to help keep the saddle in place. I know some people with ponies that use those, because no matter what they try, they have the same issue, the saddle keeps slipping, and its because they've got no withers, and round shoulders that make it easy for the saddle to slide forward especially when jumping. Just another option.
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post #8 of 8 Old 11-10-2013, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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I would not use a crupper on her. If the saddle does not fit her then it is not healthy however you strap it back. Thankfully there is a genius saddle fitter who solved the problem! The point billets were missing and that alone solved the problem
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