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  • Your favorite non-slip remedy

    Slippage is side to side, not backward. I realize I stand in the right stirrup more, but I only have the slippage problem on one horse. Imagine a grown-up sized pony body. I tried an elastic breastplate, black slip pad on the bottom, thinline pad on the bottom. I don't think Arnold Schwarz could get the girth any tighter.

    What else can I try to keep the saddle on top?
    Trinity Hill Farm

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    Originally posted by RioTex View Post
    Slippage is side to side, not backward. I realize I stand in the right stirrup more, but I only have the slippage problem on one horse. Imagine a grown-up sized pony body. I tried an elastic breastplate, black slip pad on the bottom, thinline pad on the bottom. I don't think Arnold Schwarz could get the girth any tighter.

    What else can I try to keep the saddle on top?
    Slip pad + neoprene girth

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      #3
      Oh yeah. Went from fleece girth to neoprene, didn't seem to make much difference.
      Trinity Hill Farm

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      • #4
        We used to use those non-slip things that normal people put under rugs. We'd cut them into a rectangle and put it under the saddle (I'm not completely crazy - they sell bigger versions of this at the tack store but they're expensive). These kinds of things. You can get them at the grocery store. It's cheap and worth a shot.
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        • #5
          Nunn Finer non-slip pads. But seriously, you might need to look at a new saddle. Sounds like the shape is just wrong. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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            #6
            It was the black Nunn Finer that I was using. I have another saddle that I can try. Horse doesn't belong to me, so buying him a new saddle isn't an option, but I can see how what you are saying might very well be the issue.
            Trinity Hill Farm

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            • #7
              Hmmm, Nunn Finer also has the new 5-point breastplates that a lot of us eventers are using now. Keeps the saddles pretty firmly in place. Probably wouldn't go over very well in the hunter ring, but it would keep your saddle in place.
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              • #8
                I'm going to try one of these next.

                http://www.smartipony.com/product/GEUB

                Kenny had it in Houston and it was sticky sticky.
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                • #9
                  A dampend shami cloth under the saddle pad?
                  Jen Evans & DaBear

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RioTex View Post
                    but I only have the slippage problem on one horse.
                    I would say you have a saddle fit issue.

                    To answer your question about remedies, we use the Medallion fleece no slip pad on one of our roly poly ponies and it works well. It is lined with the no slip pad for rugs stuff that someone else mentioned. Have tried the rug pad and it got wrinkled up under the fleece pad so that idea did not work for us.
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                    • #11
                      Wet Chamois and Professional Choice girth.

                      Yoga, Chiro, weight training and no stirrups for a month for you.

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                        #12
                        Point well taken Jetsmom. If I had anything to ride at home, I would pull the stirrups off the saddle and get after it. Unfortunately, I am begging for rides right now. I can keep the saddle on him until I start to do the inside turns, then a slipping we shall go.
                        Trinity Hill Farm

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                        • #13
                          It sounds like the saddle is too narrow for him. Is there anyway you can borrow something with a wider tree to see if that helps?

                          If nothing else, he'll teach you to stay in the middle of the saddle!

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                          • #14
                            I've had good luck with this pad: http://www.beval.com/Products/Geleze...d/2077001.aspx

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                            • #15
                              use a thin saddle pad and only that any extra padding only adds to slippage. even going thicker square pad than normal on horses of certain builds makes even a fitted saddle slip(i know a mare i used to ride that happend when i went to get on with the thicker pad oopps under her belly and the girth was super tight too! she just didnt have the withers to pull off the thickness and she wasnt chubby eitther very dainty)
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                              • #16
                                The stuff that horsestablereview recommended. This. Used by non-horse people as shelf liner or to keep area rugs from slipping out from under you. Can be purchased at a grocery store or home improvement store or probably a drug store.
                                The Evil Chem Prof

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                                • #17
                                  Trust me, if the saddle is still sliding with the Nunn Finer no-slip pad under it, no chamois, no shelf liner, nothing...is gonna keep that puppy put, short of a really good breast plate and a perfectly balanced rider. I dealt with this with my mare. Saddle was simply the wrong shape for her, despite being wide enough.
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                                  • #18
                                    That super sticky non slip pad that bevals sells. Works like a charm.

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                                    • #19
                                      I use the Gel Eze Under Bandage. It's actually supposed to go under wraps but its half the price of the Gel Eze no slip pad and works GREAT! Half my barn is now using them. My saddle slipped back a lot when my baby was whither high, and using this has meant I could stop using a breastplate (happy hunter rider here!)

                                      http://www.beval.com/Products/Gel-Ez...e/2075006.aspx

                                      My trainer thinks I'm nuts but it seriously works great.

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                                      • #20
                                        My saddle slips a lot. The absolute BEST thing I've found is to use a Gel-Eze pad under the regular saddle pad and then use a 'regular' no-slip pad between the saddle pad/half pad and saddle. IE the regular black no-slip pad is touching the saddle. The BNT I work for does it this way too and it works the best out of anything I've seen/used.

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