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post #11 of 12 Old 11-13-2012, 12:50 AM
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It kind of depends on how long your legs are, specifically, your femur. If you are more leg than torso, then I would do a 17 or a 16.5 inch jump saddle. If you havce short legs and a long torso, you migh be able to use a 16.

Will you grow taller? I am not sure you mentioned your age. If you might grow taller, i'd err on the size of slightly larger.

For now, as an above member said, a 16.5 inch, would be my choice.
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post #12 of 12 Old 11-13-2012, 10:44 AM
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It kind of depends on how long your legs are, specifically, your femur. If you are more leg than torso, then I would do a 17 or a 16.5 inch jump saddle. If you havce short legs and a long torso, you migh be able to use a 16.
Yep. Watch the legs. I sold a 16" A/P saddle with close contact panels a couple of months ago to a teenager who was probably about 5'7" and skinny - I'd guess about 125 pounds. The seat fit her soooo beautifully, but her knees were off the flaps. She couldn't be talked out of getting it, because it was the first saddle she found that fit her butt right. I don't know how she can possibly ride in it. She was leggy.
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