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post #1 of 6 Old 07-30-2011, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down Lower leg position problem?

Hey guys, I have been riding for 8 years and currently have my first horse.
I have been given a used jumping saddle, and have noticed my lower leg has slipped forward? Usually I don't have a problem with my lower leg until now is it the saddle?

I ride bareback and do no stirrups a lot but it doesn't seem to help much, suggestions?

The first 3 pictures are before I had the jumping saddle, the others are how my leg looks now.. eek!!! The saddle I had before was synthetic, but the one I have now is leather and I find it slippy
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-30-2011, 09:20 AM
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Subbing - 'cause I have that same problem.

Except in jumping my leg slicks back, not forward.

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-30-2011, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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It's weird, my leg goes back and forward when I jump don't have a pic though
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-30-2011, 09:36 AM
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Well I would try to put your heel down a little bit more. If you walk on your heels that's how far down your heel should be. Also your stirrups are really short. At the height of fences you are doin I would drop your stirrups about 2 holes. You don't need to hike up the holes over fences until your jumping at least 2'6". I jump 3 ft consistently and I only put my stirrups up for the 2'9" and 3' courses. And I don't even put them up that high. You don't need the extra height until the fences get bigger.

Hope this helps!!! Happy jumping

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-30-2011, 11:23 AM
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If the saddle naturally and automatically puts you in a chair seat - get rid of it and find a saddle that puts you in a proper position.

A saddle isn't just a saddle. You have to find the right saddle for you - a saddle that puts you in a proper balanced position.

That saddle is too small for you as well - see how all your weight is being pushed to the rear of the saddle? Not good. The saddle all together isn't good for you. Pushes your legs forward, and your seat back.

When you sit in a saddle, you should have a good 4 finger to a handswidth clearance from behind your toosh to the rear of the saddle. Anything less, is too small. You do not want all your weight bearing over the rear of the saddle.

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-30-2011, 11:37 AM
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I am mostly a Western rider, and don't know a ton about English, but I would say your stirrups look too short and that indeed the saddle is making you "chair seated". MIEventer said it best!

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