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post #1 of 4 Old 08-12-2013, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Questions about sitting a saddle

I'm trying to help my 13 yr. old granddaughter ride her horse. I would like to show her pictures of a good seat, versus a chair seat. Does anyone have them?
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-12-2013, 04:55 PM
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Does she have a qualified instructor to help her on this? If not, I would suggest finding one ASAP.
You/she really needs to find out what is causing the chair seat in order to fix it, simply seeing a picture won't fix her seat. It could be any number of things from stirrup length to a saddle that does not correctly fit to stirrup bar placement.

For images of chair seat, just go on google images and do a search for 'chair seat riding'.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-12-2013, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Oh no, she's not sitting a chair seat now, she was just curious to see what one looked like, and so am I. Thank you.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-12-2013, 06:58 PM
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Chair seat:



Can be mistaken for a chair seat:



Notice the comments by George Morris in http://www.amazon.com/American-Jumping-Doubleday-Equestrian-Library/dp/0385410824/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1376347921&sr=1-4. If your thighs are horizontal and your weight is on your tailbone, it is a chair seat.

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