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    07-21-2010, 06:57 PM
Green Broke

I asked my friend today why it didn't hurt her to ride in shorts in a hunt seat saddle. Because when I ride in shorts (in a hunt saddle), I get saddle sores. And she told me that when she rides, she grips with her thighs, however I grip with my knees, which apparently gives me closer contact with the saddle. So what part of your leg do use more to give you better contact with the saddle?
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    07-21-2010, 07:29 PM
Green Broke
The stirrup leathers eat me if I wear shorts.
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    07-21-2010, 07:36 PM
Green Broke
I know, they did that to my legs, too.
    07-21-2010, 07:56 PM
Green Broke
I'm a thigh gripper most of the time
    07-21-2010, 09:23 PM

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