I am curious what everyone’s experience with saddle fitting a downhill QH.
My filly is 2, on the smaller side, probably 14.1 hands now, but is pretty downhill, and will finish growing downhill.
Currently I’ve been putting a Billy Cook with a Wade tree on her. It’s semi QH bars, and I’ve been using a wedge in the front and a 3/4" felt pad, but it still slides forward and pops up in the back. She’s in that weird narrow wither, flat back, butt high growing phase. The last couple rides, I have only ridden her with a bareback pad, just so it’s more comfortable for her.
I figure, light rides until fall, then she can have the winter to grow, but ultimately, she’s gonna be a pretty downhill mare.
What do you guys with downhill horses use for saddles? Pads? Wedges? Any specific brands that tend to work with these types of horses better?