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  1. #1
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    Default Seat cover to adjust seat in too big saddle

    Any way to make a saddle smaller from front to back by using a seat cover? Which saddle covers ones work?
    19 inch dressage saddle fit to a man. I'm a 17.5 inch saddle user and I tend to slide back a bit in DH's saddle. It's his horse and his saddle. I'll jump on for 15-20 minutes to work with his girl before or after his ride so the cover needs to be able to whip on and whip off. His girl is a percheron so I'd prefer something that does not add width :-)
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    You could lift the back of the saddle a little (like with a folded hand towel. It will push you forward making the saddle feel smaller.



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    Not sure how one of these seat cushions would fit on a dressage saddle, but the premise sure would work. They are designed for saddle seat saddles and are super comfortable. One side is suede.

    Less expensive model
    How many of these Thin Mints am I supposed to eat before I start to see results?



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    not sure a seat saver will help when the biggest issue is usually were the stirrup bars fall probably putting you behind the motion.

    Is riding without the stirrups a viable option?
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    I bought one of these for a different issue, but it has that effect of making the saddle a size smaller.

    http://www.enlightenedequitation.com...one_saver.html

    I never use it. PM me.
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    The Cashel Tush Cush has been around for many years:

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/produc...ctclassid=3667



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    Stuff a pillow down the back of your breeches .
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcmel View Post
    Stuff a pillow down the back of your breeches .
    That would definitely be a case where the saddle makes my butt look big
    "The mighty oak is a nut who stood its ground"

    "...you'll never win Olympic gold by shaking a carrot stick at a warmblood..." see u at x



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