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post #11 of 14 Old 12-07-2011, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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I do a lot of jumping, that's why I was in the jumping saddle, but we ended up not jumping that day. I do have a picture of the saddle, without me in it, just on another horse. I will post the picture anyways. And maura, in the second picture, those are the pads that our barn has. It might be hard to look at because of the angle.
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post #12 of 14 Old 12-07-2011, 09:10 AM
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Although on a different horse, that saddle is placed too far forward, it should lie behind the shoulder blade. This could be the same problem with it on your horse. No probs with having a jumping saddle if that is what you do most
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post #13 of 14 Old 12-07-2011, 09:13 AM
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You do need to move your pelvic bones into the deepest part of the saddle. It appears you are too far back. A way to check yourself is to stand in the stirrups, heels down and push your hips forward to get as upright as possible. Then when you sit down try to sit on the pommel. You won't but it usually puts the rider in the deepest part of the seat.
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post #14 of 14 Old 12-13-2011, 12:30 PM
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To add, stretch those legs down and back. Or dropping your stirrups, bringing your leg up behind you and holding onto the toe. Like this:

(from google)

but reach behind and grab and hold the toe of your boots, sit up tall, and stretch down into your saddle.

Or try sitting on your horse with your knees meeting together at the top. The little girl is almost doing it in this picture.

EDIT: Here's a thread where we talk about position.. and I used the same picture xD

Proper Riding Seat - Leg Position and Saddle?
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