I was also riding yesterday in blue jeans with a huge seam. Today I was riding in my riding pants that are as ugly on me as the day is long. I had another set of stirrups for my other Allegany Saddle and they are regular stirrups. I popped those on the saddle and mounted up. I rode/sat in the saddle for 40 minutes without a problem. It does sit differently then a pleasure trail saddle - but it is an endurance saddle. My feet were fine. Where the stirrups are turning was a little stiff and that will loosen up as it is rode/oiled. A customer came out there to pay for a cake and I sat there on Biscuit talking to her without any discomfort. Biscuit and I jogged round and round the arena with him acting like a patootie some of the time. It does sit me a little different than the other and certainly different than the Billy Cook trail saddle but I was pleased when I got off. Different stirrups and non seamed pants made a ton of difference!!