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[RC] RC] [Guest] (Skito pad used with Boz saddle or any other flexiable tree) anyone - Lynne Tomovick

IMO & experience, I would think the problem is Not being caused by the Skito pad, but instead by the combination of pad thickness and nature of a treeless saddle.

My horse is tall, has a very well-sprung ribcage and good withers. When I tried a treeless saddle, getting on him without the saddle sliding half way around his body and tightening the cinch so he could breath, was a challenge!

I found that using as thin of a pad as possible that still provides adequate protection, having a saddle that fits (for my horse, it's a Solstice saddle with a tree) and using a mounting block have made the issue much more tolerable for both myself and my horse. I get teased by my friends for "cheating", but, it works for us. Maybe I'll consider a shorter horse next time... and I'm not short.

Good Luck!

Lynne Tomovick

Black Hills Tack

Retail-South Dakota
Distributor for
Canadian Trail House


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