Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: I'm an American girl living in southwest France
I bought a sticky non-slip pad yesterday and put it on the horse today between the saddle and the saddle pad (instead of between the pad and the horse's back), and it seemed to work.
Also, instead of a folded up second pad under the back of the saddle, I used a squishy gel pad, because without it, the saddle tilts up in front (needs more flocking in the back, so this is my temporary substitute.) The saddle didn't move like it did before, so at least I'm headed in the right direction.
This horse has a very round belly, so even though we start off with the cinch in the right spot, after she moves around a bit, the cinch moves to her armpits. There's just no way to stop that from happening because of the shape of her belly. And as a previous poster said, it drags the saddle with it. But today, at least it wasn't as bad.
I have the rep calling me next week to come out and take a look. I'll update when I know more! But honestly, with her belly being the way it is, I don't know how I'm going to stop this from happening, unless I use a crupper, which I don't want to use because she bucked so hard when it tightened on her before. I'm too old to get thrown around.
“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ~ William Shakespeare