Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
I have a 16" Circle Y, although I almost never use it. The seat fits me, but I don't like where it forces my legs. We have a 15" Abetta...a bit tight for me, but I can ride it. We have 2 DownUnder saddles, a 17" and 18". The 17" fits me OK, but I only have about 1/4" between my thigh & the poley. The 18" is a touch big, but gives me some wiggle room.
I'd add 2" to what you ride western, but it will also depend on the angle of the cantle, how vertical you like your thighs while riding, and your technique in posting.
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)