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post #11 of 18 Old 09-10-2009, 03:02 PM
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Oh, I just wanted to add... your lower leg looks a little unsteady... is this a consistent problem over a large variety of saddles, or is this specific saddle causing this?
I seen that too, but I just thought it might be because of the flip flops?

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I seen that too, but I just thought it might be because of the flip flops?
As silly as it is, I personally feel much more "secure" in a tall boot, though the footwear should not affect how one's legs are sitting while in a saddle...
For curiosity sake, HITS, can you post a video of you trotting in that saddle in proper attire?
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As silly as it is, I personally feel much more "secure" in a tall boot, though the footwear should not affect how one's legs are sitting while in a saddle...
For curiosity sake, HITS, can you post a video of you trotting in that saddle in proper attire?

I know what you mean! I feel much more comfy and confident when riding in my sneakers. I know its not good cause there is no heal, but i can keep my heels down better for some reason. haha

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I like the saddle. I do agree that it looks a smidge too big but if you can find one in your size then by all means get it if you feel comfortable. I will say that because it is marketed as an "event" saddle, it isn't technically the close contact you were looking for. But it seems to fit you better than the others.

Sandie is so cute :) Hope she's feeling better!

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post #15 of 18 Old 09-11-2009, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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JustDressageIt, I can almost guarantee that it was the flip flops Had they been sneakers or some other shoe that holds itself on, I think it would have looked better! But trying to keep flip flops from falling off your feet makes your heels go up slightly, which in turn unbalances the lower leg a bit. I was also in a round pen with very uneven terrain so that prob had a bit to do with it as well...I'll have to post a new vid once I get the 16.5" saddle in with me in my riding attire for everyone to check out

Thanks eventerdrew, I know it's more of an AP/Jumping cross and not a CC, but it turns out I can't fit into CC's at all. I think it's the seat...not deep enough...for whatever reason with my build and the length of leg from hip to knee being long, but from knee to foot being short, I can't do forward flapped saddles with flat seats! Oh well, I was just looking for a nicer one that I could do flat and jump in that had some knee rolls, and I think that's exactly what I found!

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Fair enough, I just wanted to mention it because I would have felt guilty otherwise :)
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in that case, I think the saddle is pretty perfect for you!

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Fair enough, I just wanted to mention it because I would have felt guilty otherwise :)
Enjoy your new saddle!
Oh you're absolutely right for mentioning, I'd definitely want someone to alert me to a possible saddle (or leg) issue!! Paying $750 for something that doesn't put me in the right position would make me very upset!!!

They said the 16.5" should be in early next week, so I'll take video of us trotting in that one (with our correct attire on!) and see what it looks like

And let me just say that I can't WAIT for the saddle to come in...I sold my Wintec AP already so all I have now is my dressage saddle haha! My friend and I were practicing hunter courses yesterday and I did it in the dressage saddle LOL...it was actually ok with the low jumps we were doing, but let's just say that I can't wait for a saddle that is actually supposed to be used for jumping!

Jumping with my dressage saddle lol...look how low my legs are!!




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