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  • Kent and masters jump saddle

 
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    08-07-2012, 04:25 PM
  #1
Foal
Saddles for long legged riders?

Any recommendations on jumping saddles for tall riders? I'm 6', my knee goes over most flaps. I also prefer deeper seated jumping saddles and the larger, higher blocks like this:
     
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    08-07-2012, 04:37 PM
  #2
Weanling
I just purchased an M. Toulouse Jennine in an 18" with a long flap.


It's the roomiest flap I've ever put my absurdly long femurs on. (In fact, if I had it to do all over again, I would probably get a 17.5") Both the front and rear blocks are moveable. I believe Toulouse also has some models with larger blocks, and they have several models with a long flap available. I would suggest calling Classic Saddlery and talking with them. They will give you a week trial period on a saddle, and they were really helpful in steering me to the right model.
     
    08-09-2012, 11:22 PM
  #3
Foal
Does anyone know about a Kent and Masters s series jump saddle? They look REALLY nice and I love the idea of the adjustable billets, gullets, and stirrup bar. Plus it comes in black! I love black saddles....but that's not really important ;)
     
    08-10-2012, 02:19 PM
  #4
Trained
T8 Hi-Wither AP

This is not technically all leather, but it's wool flocked, adjustable, has a deep seat and fits us long legged freaks.
     
    08-10-2012, 02:23 PM
  #5
Showing
I'm also tall with a long femur. I recently bought a 17.5" Toulouse Celine from a friend that fits my leg pretty well.

     
    08-10-2012, 02:34 PM
  #6
Showing
I have MT Claudine that has very forward flaps (even for MT). I have same issue - legs go over the flap on many saddles, so real pain to find something that fit. :)
     
    08-11-2012, 09:20 PM
  #7
Foal
I suggest the HDR Revelle I got mine 3 years ago and it's great! Lol I'm 5' 8'' and literally all legs and that saddle fits me so well and I definitely have more thn enough leg room in it!
     
    08-12-2012, 07:45 PM
  #8
Foal
It seems the Toulouse and HDR's are popular! Has anyone tried the adjustable gullet ones?
     
    08-12-2012, 07:46 PM
  #9
Foal
No unfortunately I didn't see that available until the week after I bought my saddle!
     
    08-13-2012, 10:16 PM
  #10
Weanling
I have the Genesis system in my Toulouse. I like that they added a locking mechanism so that you don't have to worry about it spreading wider as you ride (which used to be a problem with the Rembrandts when their Wellup system aged).
     

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