My saddle slips to the side – I’ve tried special pads – What now?

The key to this is to work out WHY the saddle slips and it can be for several reasons including (and not limited to)

  • Saddle Tree wrong shape
  • Saddle panel incorrect
  • Rider crooked
  • Horse has muscular issues.
  • Horse has hoof issues
  • Horse conformation.

We do a full assessment of what is happening and why. Thoroughly checking the Horse, Saddle and Rider.  We are very hesitant to recommend using ‘sticky’ pads or expensive girths with no guarantee of a solution.

No horse has defeated me yet and often the solution has been to strip all those extra pads off and simplify things.