What size saddle for you? - Page 4
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

What size saddle for you?

This is a discussion on What size saddle for you? within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    Like Tree6Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        09-03-2012, 07:29 PM
      #31
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WSArabians    
    Ah, wrong sex. L
    My sister sold an AQHA gding named Kootenay that looks JUST like her!
    I just use the name Kootenay, because that's where I wish I still lived!
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        09-03-2012, 10:51 PM
      #32
    Yearling
    Maybe it has something to do with how wide or narrow the twist of the saddle is? I broke my tailbone 3 yrs ago and have to be careful of how wide the twist is on my saddle or it puts me back right on the tip of my tailbone and boy does it ache for the next couple of days after a long ride!

    I'm 5'6", 135 and ride a 15" western and a 17.5" dressage saddle just fine. I've actually been up to 150 and still didn't need to change seats. The 16" seem to make me feel like I have too much room between me and the pommel, but only by a little, so I prefer the 15". I also like my western saddles to either have at least a 4" cantle and prefer a 5" for hiney support - which tends to spare my lower back after long rides as well. In any of the sizes or styles, I prefer more of the equestrian type seat with my legs underneath me, even on my gaited horses (when most people tend to ride with their legs a little more in front).

    All of these things combined work really well for me and I can condition for endurance all day long and be no worse for wear. But the saddle twist has to be more narrow for me to survive.

    Hope some of that helps you!
         
        09-03-2012, 11:03 PM
      #33
    Showing
    Like everyone else said already, it's really dependent on each saddle. I'm 5'6" and 160. My daily driver/training saddle is a 15.5" that my mom had made almost 30 years ago (Crawley), reining saddle (Cook)is a 16, english 17.5 (Collegiate Ian Millar) have several other saddles but those are what I ride the most.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    What size saddle do I need? katiebeth1118 Horse Tack and Equipment 7 07-28-2012 09:33 PM
    trouble finding a saddle pad thats the right size for a 17 1/2 " saddle. WildAcreFarms Jumping 15 04-21-2011 02:32 AM
    would it be a good idea?..saddle size and abetta saddle review Gidget Horse Tack and Equipment 13 06-22-2010 05:02 PM
    What size western saddle is a good size? kmcole30 Horse Tack and Equipment 1 06-17-2010 02:37 AM
    Girth Size....? and Saddle Size.....? BluMagic Horse Tack and Equipment 6 12-27-2007 10:51 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:19 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0