Seeking Jumping Saddle advice for long-legged rider!
Hey everyone! I’m looking for jumping saddle recommendations. My femur is longer than I’d like it to be, which causes a lot of frustration when shopping for a saddle. Right now, I’m riding in a Stubben-made CTD saddle, which is an all-purpose. The thigh blocks really prevent me from having the freedom I’d like, and the knee blocks are so massive and the flap isn’t cut forward enough to accommodate my leg when I shorten my stirrups. Because of this, I’m planning on selling this saddle and a couple of others, and combining the profits to invest in a new jumping saddle.
So far, this is the list of saddles I’ve sat in and have not liked:
All the HDR saddles the tack stores around here carry
All of the M. Toulouse saddles- The flap is just not long enough or forwards enough for my leg
Most of the Wintec saddles- I liked the Wintec 500 Jump but on second look, it looks clunky and awkward to me
I’ve seen recommendations on the Bates Caprilli, any thoughts on that?
Also, the Jeffries saddles- Anyone know about these? I've heard that they are forward-cut but I don't think anyone local carries them.
I appreciate any and all recommendations!