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Re: [RC] Saddles that move//Cheyenne to the Right-Sharon L - Beverley H. Kane, MD

On 9/12/06 9:16 AM, "Sharon Levasseur" <sharon1359@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

my new Barefoot Cheyenne is treeless and the other day I
was appalled to see the center of the back of the saddle 4" to the right of my
horse's spine!  YES, obviously lessons on balance are in order, but until my
husband perfects that, my horse will wear a crupper!!

Not sure if the slippage --> R only happened w/ your hubby, but it happened
to me on my last 50/first 50 w/ the Cheyenne. It never happened on training
rides of up to 12 mi w/ this horse, I think it only became a problem at 30
mi on rugged terrain (American River/Tevis country). The saddle was -way-
off to the right in front. Maybe b/c I was fatigued or...??

I know I am a biomechanical anomaly--very asymmetric, left leg longer, left
should higher, etc. I went back to the drawing board w/ my trainer and
learned a whole new way of posting, (left hip into left elbow) esp working
on the left diagonal. I think b/c both I and the horse preferred the right
diagonal, I put too much wt on the right.  Haven't done another 50 since,
but I -feel- more symmetric.

The poor horse ended up w/ horrid galls on the R (tho...the vet didn't note
them at the end. Hmmmm.) I was using a 100% mohair cincha girth and was told
to get a Wintec elastic dressage girth. What kind of girth are you using w/


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Re: [RC] Saddles that move forward/backward, Sharon Levasseur