Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Minnesota, USA, Planet Earth
Saddle fit for the HUMAN!?
I know how important it is for the saddle to fit the horse. I finally have learned how to do that. One thing is I'm not sure of is the saddle fit for ME!
I know that I fit a 15-16" western, and thus corresponding a 17-18" English saddle. I feel like maybe it's not that simple!!!! I know that I fit those two sizes because I've measured myself and corresponded(is that a word?) it to the saddle size. But i'm wondering how it is supposed to FEEL!!
What is too big?
What is too small?
What is just right?
I ride in my lessons both English and western. In my English lessons, I ride in a saddle that I believe is a 17". My butt fits up against the cantle, but doesn't feel squished. When I look down when im sitting on the saddle, there seems to be about and inch between me and the pommel-not where it starts to curve up-but the edge of the saddle. Is that how it's supposed to fit?
When I ride western, in a 16" saddle I believe, there's approximately 1 1/2-2" between me and the pommel, meaning I end right before it like curves up, and then there's the 1 1/2-2". Is that how it's supposed to fit?
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