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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
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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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