Originally Posted by yankee doodle
liked your response as I want to know the negatives and problems. Could you tell me what kind of effect having a set back seat and forward legs would have on me and my horse on a trail ride.
With sitting back more on your pockets and the stirrups hung more forward - you are already 'back'. With a hard forward spook, the potential to fall back is more prevelant.
Also those types of saddles tend to have less skirt to enable them to stay out of the way of the hips and shoulders of the horse.
A trail saddle is more soldily set on the horse. Side to side and front to back.
It truly does depend on what you are comfortable with and of course - what fits your horse.