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  1. #1
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    Default Help with saddle sliding

    I have a quarter pony with no withers to speak of.
    I call him the round barrel. Every saddle I try slides off to the side.
    I wish I was a saddle expert, but I'm not. :/
    What's the best way to keep the saddle in place? It never goes forward or backwards, just off the side.
    Will a breast collar fix this problem?
    Anyone tried the Tacky Too type pads? Do they work for holding the saddle in place?



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    Quote Originally Posted by chancy deal View Post
    Will a breast collar fix this problem?
    No - but a hock problem on one side can cause it, as can sitting crooked.
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    I've tried the tacky-tack pads, and wet chamois. Honestly, the thing that works best is just a plain old $4 no slip rug pad from Home Depot. I use them under my side saddle. You don't want that thing slipping, and with one of those, it stays put.



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    Back when The Horse Journal was Mike Plumb's Horse Journal, he wrote about the merits of a simple chamois pad under the saddle to keep it from slipping, and it works.

    However, if the saddle doesn't fit your pony properly, there isn't enough chamois in the world to fix the problem. If your pony has a wide, flat back, check out Duett saddles. I bought one for our roly poly Highland pony and they sent a rep here to measure her for the correct fit. Even with that extra perk, the saddle was reasonably priced and great quality.

    Good luck with your pony. I love those cute little pudgy ponies but they are hard to fit.



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    The problem I had with the chamois was that it would wrinkle. I just couldn't get it to conform well enough to my horse's back. It does stick though



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    Thanks for the info!
    I hadnt heard before about using the chamois. If I understand, you're suppose to make it wet first, before using it?



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    Yes. Wet it and wring it out.



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    Some people think it looks ridiculous, but I had a lot of luck using 5-point breastplates.
    Do I look like an idiot taking my draft x to schooling shows rocking a 5-point? Probably!
    Do I care? Not in the least--the saddle's staying where it needs to be!

    Here we are at his first-ever CT (we jump bigger now) rocking the 5-point.
    Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique

    Former owner of the best Amish-carthorse-turned-eventer ever



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