I have recently noticed that the back of Galahad’s saddle had started sliding a little side to side. Not all the time but enough to make me think I ought to check the fit. Especially as I also noticed that he was moulting unevenly where his saddle sits. You can see lighter marks on his back in the pictures from our last trec competition.
The saddler came on Friday, took one look at Galahad and said he thought he could see the problem. Even before he saw the saddle!
He said that Galahad is a much better shape than he was when the saddle was fitted and has more of a wither. That means he is narrower so the saddle was tipping forward and therefore lifting at the back. Obviously, that allowed the saddle to slip from side to side.
I am so glad I decided on an adjustable saddle. All we needed was to swap the extra wide gullet for a wide one and the saddle is fine again. It was well worth the investment!