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        12-11-2010, 02:54 PM
      #31
    Weanling
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    ^^ wow thanks for the info
    No problem!
         
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        12-11-2010, 03:59 PM
      #32
    Weanling
    I'm 5'1" and really don't have a problem, unless the horse a long neck like my Quarter horse does. You're stirrups when it comes to jumping length shouldn't let your knee break over the knee roll of the saddle. A 1/2 hole or one hole should be fine, should have a 90-110 degree bend in the knee. You should also be able to get into a two-point without having to struggle or reach for your stirrup.
    I found which was pointed out to my trainer that my position problem with not keeping the proper amount of bend in my knee was my A/P saddle, it has more of a dressage flap on it, she had me ride in a close contact saddle with a forward flap and am able to keep a bend in my knee and not get into a chair seat position.
         
        12-11-2010, 04:07 PM
      #33
    Foal
    Short and (too) musular legs

    I have a problem getting to touch the horse if the horse is too "round". I am quite short too (1.64 cm, don't know in feet) and I also have very (as in VERY) muscular legs, so they are round (with my boots on). A round horse meeting my round legs on the top point of the roundness makes it hard for my ankles to get in and touch the horse.
    If you take two balls and hold them together you'll notice that they only touch very little, well, it's kind of that for me. But as my legs are also short I can't wrap them around the horse.
    Anybody have any suggestions to get around that problem? :roll:
         
        12-13-2010, 11:37 PM
      #34
    Weanling
    I have a feeling I'm kinda the odd one out :P

    Im around 5'7" and the majority of that are my legs, so they're pretty long. I find that the smaller the horse, the more I get a chair seat, instead of the larger the horse. So Im kinda the opposite of what most say, haha.
         
        12-14-2010, 12:08 AM
      #35
    Foal
    It looks like your saddle might be titled back, which will cause a chair seat. Maybe have someone check saddle fit? I think if anything you could go up a hole or two on the stirrups. Instead of forcing your legs back, try scooting your seat forward. I know it sounds like it's the same thing,but it's not. It helps me. I'm 5'2"by the way. I have a big round Quarter Horse, and I think I'd do better with a slimmer mount! I have chair seat problems as well.
         
        12-20-2010, 11:31 PM
      #36
    Foal
    I'm 5'2 and I know saddle fit makes a huge difference when it comes to your seat. Shop around, and find a knowledgable saddle fitter or staff member from a tack shop to help you find the perfect fit. No long or really forward flaps! I have problems with my knees not sitting/reaching most knee flaps on saddles. It's a science to find the perfect fit for your body type and shape. Good luck!
         
        12-29-2010, 09:54 AM
      #37
    Foal
    Looking at that first picture, the stirrup bars on the saddle could be positioned too far forward for your build. The stirrups are hanging straight down, as they should, but your hips are well behind your heels...though it looks like your seat is close to deepest part of the saddle. That will certainly produce a chair seat and leave you fighting to stay with the motion.

    I'm quite tall, but I have the same problem in the saddle my leased horse wears, his owner is the same height I am, but of a very different build and I always feel like I'm fighting the tack to not fall behind. Two point or no stirrups work is easier (imagine that!) because I'm not working against that mismatch between the deepest part of the saddle (where my butt goes) and where the stirrup bars want to put my leg.
         

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