Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
Should I use the Flexi Blocs or not??
Today UPS finally brought my new Wintec Dressage Saddle. Cinny and I took it for a spin (after putting in the appropriate gullet) and it's unanimous, we both really like it and work well in it.
It came with Flexi blocs. They are knee blocs that are movable and velcro to the panel. For my trial ride I just pulled them off completely as I didn't feel like spending forever trying to get them just right. And...our ride was great. The seat feels roomier than I am used to, however I am not struggling to keep position. I feel well balanced and in the mirror I appear to be doing a decent job of keeping my leg position.
For all intents and purposes, I am a green rider. My Kieffer had small knee blocks but that whole saddle just put me in the wrong position altogether. Is it better for me to learn my position/seat without the blocs, or should I put them in. If I put them on, where on my leg should I feel them, and how should they feel when I sit in the saddle?