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post #11 of 24 Old 08-11-2011, 01:06 PM
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Well, the Celine - to be honest, puts MANY riders into a Chair Seat due to how it is designed. I greatly dislike that particular M.T saddle for that very reason.

That "Event" saddle, is really and All Purpose saddle in disquise.

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post #12 of 24 Old 08-11-2011, 01:17 PM
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a big thing about riding in a close contact saddle is you HAVE to ride the front of the saddle. if you are too much on your butt and not enough on your pubis you will be in a chair seat. you cant sit in it like an ap saddle or a dressage saddle.

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Well, the Celine - to be honest, puts MANY riders into a Chair Seat due to how it is designed. I greatly dislike that particular M.T saddle for that very reason.

That "Event" saddle, is really and All Purpose saddle in disquise.
haha oh I know, it's basically A/P but they market it as a "combo" between dressage and AP. I like mine, seems to work well for me when I jump.

Here are some other CC's I've tried that also make me chair sit

M. Toulouse Lucia II:


M. Toulouse Padjette:


Collegiate Parfaire:


Pessoa A/O:


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a big thing about riding in a close contact saddle is you HAVE to ride the front of the saddle. if you are too much on your butt and not enough on your pubis you will be in a chair seat. you cant sit in it like an ap saddle or a dressage saddle.
That's a very good point, but for me it didn't really matter where I placed my weight, I was probably a good 1-2 inches away from the back of the knee pad, so my knee was basically behind it and when I posted that got even worse, it was very uncomfortable since I was basically riding with my entire knee/leg right up against the stirrup leather.

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Here's when I once tried out a close contact by M. Toulouse. I think this was the premia?


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Here's one of us in my current saddle:

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Wish I could find a straighter-flapped close contact so I didn't have to deal with the deeper seat though, it becomes a pain over the larger jumps I'm doing this year :p (the one from above was taken last year) BUT such is the story of my life and I got tired of looking for this perfect non-existent saddle after I had tried just about every saddle in the 4 tack shops around here!! :p

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its not jst yor weight, sorry im bad at explaining this. your whole body has to be to the front of the saddle. literally sit further towards the front of the saddle. because close contact saddles are jumping saddles you also need to close your hip angle a little bit. and you cannot ride in your dressage length stirrups.

hits, if your leg was that far back you probably needed to move your whole hip/thigh/calf up further.

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maybe close contact saddles just arent for you ! hard to say from the pic though because you are just walking with rather short stirrups and sitting on your butt..

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maybe close contact saddles just arent for you ! hard to say from the pic though because you are just walking with rather short stirrups and sitting on your butt..
Yes they were really short, because I had to make them like that or I'd be behind the knee rolls, hence my dilemma with those because of them being so forward and short, it basically MADE me have to sit back on my butt, I tried jumping in it and about fell off backwards LOL Now granted my legs did need some strengthening at that point too, but I felt VERY insecure in that saddle because of where it placed me.

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