Skirt length is only 36 inches. Most western saddles are around 26-27 easily for a 15 in seat. You are literally only adding the 10 inches to accomodate the childs butt. It's no different then plopping a child behind the saddle except this would probably be safer. I imagine it isn't ment to be ridden in long because well most kids attention span wouldn't hold up for hours of riding.