Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Although you may be in the wrong size saddle, if your hips are giving you a problem, it may be the way your fenders are turned (or not turned) and the length they are adjusted to.
When I get a new saddle, the first thing I do is to permanently turn my stirrups so that they are always facing front and adjust my leathers so that they are longer then an English saddle. If I don't, I get a lot of pain from my hips and knees after a good ride.
To determine if you are in the right size seat, your bum should be against the cantle with a little room at the top and you should be able to get a fist between your tummy and the horn. The starting point is 2 sizes below an English saddle.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.