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post #11 of 13 Old 05-17-2015, 04:46 PM
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Can you post a picture of your saddle on your horse?

I *have* seen cheap straight saddle pads slightly raise the back of a saddle (because it didn't allow it to properly sit down on the horse's back) but if you are getting an extreme amount of the saddle coming up in back then it's possible your saddle may not fit as good as you think.
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post #12 of 13 Old 05-17-2015, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ApolloRider View Post
The pad is a brand new diamond wool pad it's really stiff and pushes the saddle up in the back.
What thickness is the pad and is it contoured?

I have a 1/2" cowboy contoured pad from Diamond Wool and it is ridiculously soft.

Western saddles are designed to be used with a saddle pad to compliment the fit of the saddle, not to fix it.. English saddles are designed to be used with a thin pad simply to keep the underside of the saddle clean, provided the saddle is a good fit.
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post #13 of 13 Old 05-17-2015, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Yes. I'll be at the barn today and I'll post a photo with and without.

It's REALLY stiff. To me it seems like the pad is crooked or something...
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