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    06-06-2011, 10:58 PM
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Farther back. What about this? It's still a bates but it looks less forward?


I have my Toullouse listed on ebay right now. I geuss if it doesn't sell I can maybe use it as a trade in on something...
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    06-06-2011, 11:10 PM
It's still going to fit the same in regards to you. Your leg isn't going to sit properly as the seat is probably still too small. You need about an 18' seat for the saddle to properly fit YOU.
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    06-06-2011, 11:14 PM

Needing more than a 17 inch does not make you a fatty. It is the length of your femur that dictates this. I'd kill to be a thin as you! (well, not kill . .. )
    06-06-2011, 11:14 PM
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The saddle fitter told me I needed a 17? I'm 5'3 and 135 lbs, are you sure that I'm not sitting funky?
    06-06-2011, 11:17 PM
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I've never been accused of having a long femur... are anything long before... I'm so stressed! I'll never be able to sleep tonight!

I texted the girl and told her I don't think the saddle is going to work. I'm going to have to bring it back to her this week I geuss....

My saddle will end up selling on ebay and husband will spend the money I get on bills... I'll never have the money to buy another saddle again. Oh whoa as me! (I'm sad now.)

I have a fat butt, a long femur, a funky shaped horse and and ... sniff...
    06-06-2011, 11:22 PM
Honestly, your leg is right where it's supposed to be. And because of that, you need a bigger seat to accommodate for your longer femur. Seat size has nothing to do with how "fat" you are, trust me. I have a longer femur and had to go with a larger seat for my saddle. I was upset cause I thought seat size was how big my behind was. However, my leg has never been in a better position because of the extra room I have in the seat!
Long femurs are actually a desirable trait to have as a rider, they give you a better angle to work with in regards to your leg position. There is absolutely nothing wrong or weird with you I swear! Saddles are tricky and we are just trying to explain why theses saddles won't work for you! :)
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    06-06-2011, 11:32 PM
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Well. I'm still whiny and want to go hide in the pantry and eat a ho-ho right now but instead I shall go to bed but please keep posting because I really am taking this in. As I said, this will be the third saddle I buy for him and I really don't want to buy another.

Pistol was three when I got him and he is now 27, I've never had a saddle fitting issue with my sweet pea but now this young whipper snapper comes along and my butt spreads with age... and and and... off to bed!
    06-07-2011, 10:05 AM
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What about this?

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    06-07-2011, 10:20 AM
FP, I'm late to the party, but... I think it was OK fit for the horse, but not for you. (and yeah, I don't like Bates much either). For your size I'd say 17 should be OK. I'm WAY taller than you (5'8"+) and I have 18 for my CC (could of go with 17.5 even per my saddle fitter).

I'd suggest to look into Thornhill may be. It was a good fit for my mare (although I ended up with wide MT something). BTW, even with MT it'll depend on model a lot: I tried 3 and only one was a good fit (can't think of name right now, but not one from Dover, I think Claudine or something).
    06-07-2011, 10:31 AM
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Here are just a couple other pix with it.
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