"Bad" Saddle -- Help or Hindrance
I've recently been spoiled by being allowed to borrow a very well fitting and comfortable CWD saddle. After riding in the borrowed saddle about 1 month, I was feeling really great (as a releatively new rider (1 year)), that my seat and leg positions were solid.
I lost being able to use this saddle last week, and went back to my school saddle - a very worn saddle, bit too big for me, with virtually no padding (esp. at the knees).
I noticed now going back that in posting I have to work harder to keep leg still, and I feel like I'm bouncing a bit more when I do sitting trot (with and without stirrups).
My worry is that the good saddle "spoiled" me by making things too easy. Or, is it just a real pain to ride well in a bad saddle?
My feeling is that I should be able to have no problems in either saddle if I'm strong and solid enough -- ever forward I guess.
Thanks for any observations and advice.