I understand it was common to place the saddle blanket along with your personal blanket under the saddle but as I understand that, it was meant for horse comfort as well as an easy way for a trooper to carry his blanket.
I also understand that many current reenactors will place a saddle pad under their saddle blanket.
I am having an issue with my saddle banket moving back while agressively riding. After a few canters and climbing a few embankments the saddle is way off the withers and exiting stage rear.
I have never seen this happen with any other saddle pad. My blanket is a CR Childs and I don't want to lose how good it looks under my saddle. (IMO, this is the finest replica CW saddle blanket available, even better than the original makers repro blanket)
Do you think I am just being too generous on the cinch? It appears tight enough but the looping is a little different than the western and english I've used without these issues.