My horse is a 6 year old draft cross that keeps growing, both up and out. She has always been a little downhill, around August it was to the point where I had a really hard time getting comfortable in the saddle on her. Whenever I would post I felt like I was just going to catapult over her shoulder. The saddle was also constantly slipping forward on to her shoulders/neck. I switched to a dressage saddle and put the front shims in my thinline pad and it helped a lot. I have been able to comfortably ride her since until a couple of weeks ago where I started to get that “going to roll off her shoulder” feeling again and the saddle started to slip forward. Anybody else have any other suggestions I can try? I have been making calls around to saddle fitters but have had zero luck actually finding one to come out for me. 🙁
It sounds like the saddle is too wide if adding front shims helped. Getting a saddle fitter out would be ideal but if that proves to be an impossible task you can learn yourself and find an appropriate saddle and/or make appropriate shims for the saddle you have.
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