Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Sorry if it came off as rude but it is the truth. It isn't a commentary on you, as you seem to have taken it, but a simple fact that the saddle doesn't fit you. If I were to sit in a 15" saddle, it would not fit me even though I could get into it. I am not criticizing your weight, just the fact that you are in the wrong saddle.
You said that you just got a Dakota in 16", you could have gotten a 17" instead. It doesn't have to be new, just the better size for you and your horse. With an improper fitting saddle, you are putting undue pressure on your horse's back by not spreading out the pressure over a greater area. Just because I may have a 15" saddle, doesn't mean that I can justify using it. I would trade or sell it to get the right size.
This is in no way a commentary on you, only your choice of saddle size. Your self esteem problem should not override proper fit. I wear 36" waist jeans, for me to say I have a 34" jean would be improper even if I could zip them up. I am what I am and I wear what fits, not what I'd like to say fits. While you didn't ask for a commentary on how you fit in a saddle, to let it stand would be condone an improper fit and someone else my think that it is OK to get into a smaller saddle then they need.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 11-13-2012 at 07:58 AM.