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    12-04-2012, 01:39 AM
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Foal
Saddle size help?

I did the hip-to-knee measurement for my seat size, it came out to 16".
A saddle i'm in the process of buying is size 15".
Will it still be okay to ride in?
     
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    12-04-2012, 01:45 AM
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Diffent saddles sit different. Youd be best to ride in a saddle first I know it's not always an option.
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    12-05-2012, 04:41 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by Misa    
I did the hip-to-knee measurement for my seat size, it came out to 16".
A saddle i'm in the process of buying is size 15".
Will it still be okay to ride in?
How tall are you and what is your body frame like...or weight I should day. I'm 5'7" and weigh 128 and I ride in a 16" seat. The hip-to-knee measurement doesn't work with western saddles. It also depends on what the seat shape is like; some have a high rise in the front, some are flatter. 15" is on the small size depending on what type of saddle and what type of riding. I see far too many people riding in a western saddle that is just too small for them.
     

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