Originally Posted by tinyliny
to me it looks like the front edge angle of the bars is too vertical for your horse. And possibley too narrow.
That was my impression as well.
But you might want to try it slid back a little farther. In those photos, especially the first one, it looks like it is sitting on his shoulder blades instead of slid back into the pocket behind the shoulders. That might be why you find it is sliding back......it actually should
be a little farther back than what it looks like in your photos.
I also find cordura saddles to be more slippery on the horse anyway, I think because the skirts are soft so you are depending completely on the tree. With a regular western saddle I think the skirts help grip your horse. So in my opinion, perfect tree fit is more important in a cordura than a regular saddle. I mean, tree fit is ALWAYS important, but if you don't have a perfect fit in a cordura I think you notice it more. (I owned several Bighorn corduras over the years).
So really, it always comes back to the tree. There is so much fluff to the skirts that what we are seeing might not be accurate. But I do think the saddle needs to come back a tad. And of course see what your saddle company says about the fit.