Ok y'all. I went to ride Biscuit today. I talked to the barn manager who is also my endurance riding partner in crime about the issue. She said, "try different stirrups". She said when she ordered her Sharon Saare she had wanted the wide endurance stirrups and Ms. Saare told her she preferred the regular stirrups that they were more comfortable. Lee Ann said change them and see what happens.
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!!