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post #1 of 5 Old 09-21-2009, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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saddle fit

Ok so I got an older jumping saddle until I can offord a new one. I got in it today, it fits my horse I just wanna know if it fits me. Sorry no pictures. I sit in it and it fits me fine except the back. I have like half an inch between my but and the edge. Is this ok?

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-22-2009, 01:25 AM
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Here is a guideline for saddle fit: Saddle Sizing Info - English Saddles

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post #3 of 5 Old 09-22-2009, 07:57 AM
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For CC saddles, you should have 2-3 fingers between your rear and the back edge of the saddle, and 3-4 fingers in front. For a deeper AP saddle, you should have at least 4 fingers between your bum and the back of the saddle.
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-22-2009, 07:55 PM
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my goodness.. I have way more room than that in all the saddles I ride in.. but they're not mine... haha.
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-26-2009, 08:38 PM
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haha. And I have a lot less. I'm sure some people would have a heart attack if they saw me in my saddles. But I just like it better that way. My trainer tells me it probably puts me in a bad position (I ride in lesson saddles for my lessons) but I've never had anyone tell me I have a bad position. -shrug- I even ride in a smallish western saddle. hehe

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