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post #11 of 13 Old 07-11-2016, 01:23 PM
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I tried a treeless saddle on my cob. It seemed fine, I had ridden him in the arena and he went well.
Later I was riding him out ponying another when they both spooked when dogs jumped up at a gate. I found myself very gracefully sliding over to the right, stopping when my right foot was on the ground, the saddle on his side and my left foot still in the stirrup.
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post #12 of 13 Old 07-11-2016, 09:06 PM
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Are you sure the girth is the right fit for the horse? Or does the horse "bloat" when it's girth time? If the horse doesn't bloat but you're having to tighten it that much then it's either much too tight, or too small (ie: also too tight).

Could also be that the horse is quite tall and you are quite short. And I mean a serious size difference, lol. My younger mare is 17.3h, I am 5'1", and even though her girth fits her and she doesn't bloat, I can never get enough leverage to do it up all the way. I do up what I can and wait until we get to the arena where I can stand on something to do it up the rest of the way.
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post #13 of 13 Old 07-12-2016, 08:04 AM
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We have the kids all use a mounting block to tighten the girth as they are far too short compared to their mounts to get it done correctly. That and roller buckles are a life saver.
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