I have scoliosis and one side of my pelvis is smaller and rotated forwards, and it causes a lot of pain for me, so much that I have treatment on it every other week. But yet the more I ride, the less it hurts for some reason.
I've had both a short coupled thoroughbred with short strides and now I have a big guy with long fluid steps, they both feel fine to me, but I have problems riding other peoples horses because I can't adjust easily to other saddles and other stridings. For instance, I got on a horse in a really expensive Kreiger saddle and had to get off within 15 minutes of walking and trotting because I was in severe pain.
R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms