Originally Posted by julestar
haha. I remember the days when I rode in an aussie stock saddle. I felt naked riding in anything else. When your on a very active horse they can be great to help keep you secure, but since I have gotten into showjumping a few years back I had to trade the stock saddle for a jumping saddle- BIG adjustment stirrup lengths n all. Now though I feel awkward in anything but a jumping or gp saddle. Stock saddles gave me bruising - I jumped my pony for about three months in a stock, and if the jumps got bigger (It felt like a huge leap and bound for little Misty) I would end up hitting my upper legs on the ears - ouch. If not for jumping they were awesome!
haha Yeah, they arent meant for jumping seriously. Their stirrups arent meant for it. They set you too different. I got to bracing too much since I wasnt riding in my western saddle at all last summer and so my leg position got screwed a little but I bounced back pretty quickly. They are really nice if you just want to do hardcore trail riding. I wish we could show in them...that would be flippin sweet.