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Presently Iamriding 3 different mares with three
different shapes, one needs nothing, one needs a breast collar but ony for
consistantly steep (steepest) of up hills and the other needs crupper, but
only for consistantly steep steepest of down hills. Since I seldom know
who or what terraine I'm ridding next, I try to keep all extra equipment in the
Trailer, that works until my dear husband reorganizes for the next adventure,
someimes this can be a disaster.
Joan and the "girls"
Just a quick question about tack. I have a sport saddle.
My saddle doesn't seem to fit this horse that well. I took it to a
saddle maker and he shimmed the tree, filled in the holes so the tree sat on
his back and the whole tree lay on his back rather than bits and pieces of
it.. But now I have a problem and I am not sure if this is the way to
go. So I am hoping that someone else has a horse shaped like my
has a very straight back, he does not have that natural saddle
'hollow'. Although he does have a decent wither but where the base of
the wither is to his hip is perfectly flat. He has come in lame twice,
both rides had lots of downhill. My saddle maker feels that my saddle
is shifting forward, which in turn is causing pressure points above his
shoulders. And when it slips forward the whole tree stops
fitting. When he had the tree exposed and he moved the saddle forward
about an inch and half forward the tree no longer evenly remained on his
back. So he suggested a crupper to keep the saddle from moving
forward. I also already use a breast collar to stop it from sliding
This saddle (Sharon Saare) which I love, was built for my other horse
and didn't need all the extras to keep in place. But he had a 'D' back
and this guy probably a 'C'. I just can't afford to replace this
saddle, I need a new horse trailer too.
how do you all feel about cruppers??
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