Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
I had the same problem, and don't worry it's not just your "butt" size, it also has to do with the length of your thigh bone. Advice that was given to me that REALLY worked well was to take a soft measuring tape and sit in a chair. Then measure from the crease behind your knee to the back of your butt and this should be the size you need. I measured 19" and I bought an 18.5 " saddle which ends up to be about an inch small so it pretty much works. Hope this helps.
But now that I look at your picture it appears to be a bit of a positioning on the horse, your cantle seems a bit low which is allowing you to slide back into the "chair" position. A lollypop pad or pad designed to raise your cantle may help your position.
And your area sounds a LOT like where I live...everyone rides western, consignment shop but mostly 16" and smaller.....hmmmmmm Is there really only one English stable there too?????
Last edited by Cinnys Whinny; 08-01-2010 at 12:09 PM.