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RhinestoneCowgirl03 08-07-2012 04:25 PM

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:
http://www.horsegroomingsupplies.com...ewgermania.jpg

DraftXDressage 08-07-2012 04:37 PM

I just purchased an M. Toulouse Jennine in an 18" with a long flap.
http://cdnll.doversaddlery.com/images/xl/0015242.jpg

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.

RhinestoneCowgirl03 08-09-2012 11:22 PM

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 thats not really important ;)

MyBoyPuck 08-10-2012 02:19 PM

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.

equiniphile 08-10-2012 02:23 PM

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.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...84851289_n.jpg

kitten_Val 08-10-2012 02:34 PM

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. :)

horseperson4 08-11-2012 09:20 PM

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!

RhinestoneCowgirl03 08-12-2012 07:45 PM

It seems the Toulouse and HDR's are popular! Has anyone tried the adjustable gullet ones?

horseperson4 08-12-2012 07:46 PM

No unfortunately i didn't see that available until the week after i bought my saddle!

DraftXDressage 08-13-2012 10:16 PM

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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