I'm just curious...how do you know what size english saddle you are? I usually ride in a 17.5" but I feel like my knee comes pretty close to the edge of the knee roll at times. But if I ride in an 18" I feel like I have way too much room in the saddle and it looks and feels too big for me. With the 17.5" I have a hands width between where I sit and the edge of the saddle. I'm about 6ft so I'm pretty tall lol.
I just feel like my upper leg is too long...if I drop the stirrups a hole or two on the 17.5" they look better but I can't decide what size to buy. I'm buying (online) an AP wintec with the changeable gullet because my horse is IMPOSSIBLE to fit...so this way I'll be able to change out the gullets to fit him better.
I can't find any pictures of me in a 17.5" but I have a video of me riding in one just to give you an idea how it fits me and how I ride it in. I'll try to have a friend come out with me and take pictures of me in it for you guys.
How do I look in that saddle? (Not looking for a riding critique...just how I look in the saddle size wise)
I don't want to buy a saddle that is too small or too big for me...I've gone through so many saddles in a year because his body keeps changing (he was really skinny when I got him and now that he's being ridden consistently he keeps building muscle and outgrowing his saddles). So if I find one that fits me and I can keep changing out the gullets to fit him then it will be a win-win situation :)