Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
Should my Dressage Saddle be more comfortable?
When I first got Cinny we had a HUGE problem finding a saddle that he liked (wrong saddle = Rodeo Bronc) but we eventually found a nice Kiefer Wien that someone gave me a GREAT price on used. We have been working in it for about 2 years and we work okay. It was more comfortable for me than any other saddles I had tried on him.
Lately, I've been riding bareback to strengthen my seat and equitation. I bought a "Best Friend English Comfort Pad." And I LOVE it. But now, I fee like bareback is way more comfortable than my Kieffer.
Should my saddle be as comfortable as bareback, or more comfortable? Is this a sign that I need to find the Kieffer another home and find something else? Or is it normal to not feel as comfortable and balanced in your Dressage saddle as you do bareback?
BTW: I know it doesn't look like it in some of my videos, but it does fit me pretty okay. I've had 3 trainers tell me it is okay. I can put a hole hand behind me, and I am in relatively correct position. But sometimes I feel like I am fighting the saddle to stay in correct position where bareback it's just there and I don't have to think about it.