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post #11 of 14 Old 05-10-2009, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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I completely forgot about this thread. Thanks for the great info guys! I saw one on ebay that was an awesome deal, but I missed the end of the auction because I got busy here at work - bummer.
I can't exactly remember what size my current saddle is... I just moved up from a 15 1/2" to a 16" western saddle, and if I remember correctly English saddles run a bit bigger?? I can't for the life of me remember.
Anyway, thanks again for the great info! I think I will just probably have to buy a "new" used one. I really can't stand the darn pads.
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post #12 of 14 Old 05-11-2009, 03:01 PM
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If you're in a 16" western, then you'll need a 17.5-18" English saddle. You want to fit a hand (4 fingers) in front and behind you at the same time, without having to squish your fingers.
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post #13 of 14 Old 05-12-2009, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Right that's what I thought - but WOW 17.5 - 18 *gasp* now I think my butt is HEWGE!
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post #14 of 14 Old 05-12-2009, 06:36 PM
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Just keep in mind that most people ride in English saddles that are too small for them, lol. 17-17.5" is the most common ladies adult size around for CC saddles today.

I WISH I could fit into an 18", lol. Right now, I'm lucky to squeeze into an 18.5" CC or 19" AP... ugh.
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