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        09-24-2012, 06:40 PM
      #11
    Trained
    My Circle Y has a twist so wide that this 5'8" guy can barely touch the horse with my lower leg. I have to turn my toes way out and then bend at the knee until my heel finally makes contact. So I prefer my DownUnder, which has a narrow enough twist that my calves are next to the horse.

    I don't think it is a male/female thing. My 14 year old daughter loves the Circle Y, and it doesn't seem to make her do the splits the way it does me. Don't know why. I was guessing it is because she likes to ride with more of a chair seat, but that doesn't explain it for other people:

         
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        09-24-2012, 07:14 PM
      #12
    Foal
    They hurt my junk (male english rider) that's what's with narrow twists. Its a girls thing. And if they sat on their seat bones like they're supposed to they wouldn't like them one bit either. ;)
         
        09-24-2012, 08:05 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I prefer a narrow twist (and large, correctly placed thigh blocks FWIW), but my (female) trainer prefers a wider twist.

    I think you'll find more women than men who like a narrow twist, but it's definitely not a one-size-fits-all deal.
         
        09-24-2012, 08:14 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    We're all built differently, so thank goodness saddles come in all kinds of shapes. I'm 5'9" and leggy. I should be able to sit in just about anything, but if I get too wide a twist my whole leg cramps up and I feel like I'm about to get a sciatic nerve explosion. Narrow to medium twist and I'm fine. Getting bruised "down under" with a narrow twist is a better option for me than wanting to chew my leg off.
    I do wish it weren't a "go get a narrow twist" fad, but rather a "go find a saddle that fits you" fad.
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