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post #11 of 15 Old 07-14-2013, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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I have a older saddle that doesn't fit my horse as well as this one, but it was the one I rode in before I got this new one that hurts my legs/feet. I think I will throw it on him for a few minutes and see if my legs feel better. Thanks everyone for the great advice!! I will let you all know how things go tomorrow!
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-15-2013, 12:15 AM
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I ride english, so slightly different, but my left foot gets tingly after riding for 30 min or so. Figured out it's partially the half chaps, and partially that I have to stretch my ankle down slowly, I can't just get on and sink into my heels like I used to. I think others are dead on about the saddle being a bit too small, still feels like a great fit but isn't. I rode for years in a saddle I was told fit, only to find out it was 2 sizes too big. Getting a correct fitting saddle made all the difference. Things I always struggled with were no longer an issue. Good luck to you. Keep us updated.
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post #13 of 15 Old 07-20-2013, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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I threw the old saddle on Cowboy the other day to see if it fit, and it seems like it is too wide for him. It was almost sitting down on his withers. I need to take a picture and see what you guys think about the saddle fit on him. I want to make sure the saddle fits him before I worry about it fitting me. His comfort is more important right now.

But I rode in the saddle that made my legs tingle. I rode for about 15 minutes and it started to set it, so I took my feet out of the stirrups and let them hang while we walked around the house and the feeling came back to my feet. So It may be the stirrups, it may be my heels being in the wrong position.. my legs may be too high up... Who knows.

But I did notice that I have a bit of soreness since riding more often from where the saddle rubs my. It may be because I have been riding more than usual, or because the saddle is a bad fit? Who knows... Maybe monday I will try to call the tack shop out of town and see if they can fit me on a saddle. lol
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post #14 of 15 Old 07-21-2013, 05:24 PM
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Well I'm glad that you may have isolated the issue!

Yeah if it's too wide for him, I wouldn't even attempt to ride in it even if it is more comfy for you.

I personally dislike western fenders/stirrups.. I find myself getting a lot of pain in my knees and hips and ankles from them, I think mainly since they're a bit more restrictive than english stirrup leathers.

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it could also be that the saddle puts your hips in the wrong position therefore putting pressure on a nerve/nerves that it normally wouldn't. if it's a one time issue, a chiro can help you, but if it is recurring, it could be the saddle just puts you in a bad position to be causing the issue.

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