any tricks to finding an English saddle that doesn't "hurt" my man? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old 09-26-2012, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Beautiful Pacific Northwest
Posts: 1,275
• Horses: 0
any tricks to finding an English saddle that doesn't "hurt" my man?

To be blunt, my husbands jewel's get pinched and bruised when he goes riding with me, so he doesn't ride with me.

I want to find him a good, comfortable, old, used English saddle so he can come riding with me. My father and brothers all rode English in both deep and flat seats, and I never remember any of them complaining or hunching over and grimacing like my husband does, and I can't figure out what to look for in a saddle to help him get comfortable.
My dad was 6'2" with short legs and loved his 18" saddle. My brother is 6'4" and used a 18" and 18.5" saddle. My husband is 6' with very short legs and is in agony in every 17.5" I've tried with him. He tried one 18", and that wasn't any better.
Any suggestions from you guys out there? Does it help to stick with the flatter seats? Should I keep trying him in bigger seats until his boys are freed?
I'm thinking wide twist, flat seat, and 18" or 18.5" seat. And padded underwear

Last edited by freia; 09-26-2012 at 08:07 PM.
freia is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saddle fit....a question in regards to a saddle that "technically" doesn't fit.... Cinnys Whinny Horse Tack and Equipment 11 07-13-2011 01:50 PM
trouble finding a saddle pad thats the right size for a 17 1/2 " saddle. WildAcreFarms Jumping 15 04-21-2011 01:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome