I currently have a 17 1/2 close contact saddle and im 5'1
I read up on some things and I think my saddle is a bit big for me
My legs swing, don't sit in the right place, my butt slides around when and not jumping...
So I was thinking of selling my saddle and buying a 16 1/2.
Heres the article
The criteria for determining the size of saddle the rider requires vary according to the type of saddle, and what the rider plans to do in it. In a Close-Contact, or Jumping saddle, I would say the most important factor is the length of the rider's thigh - from hip to knee - so that when the rider is sitting in the deepest part of the seat, with the stirrups at the shortest length the rider normally uses, the knee is correctly positioned behind the knee roll or block. Thus, a tall, thin girl could require a 17 1/2" saddle, while a short, heavier woman fits a 16 1/2" well.