My Journey in Becoming a Strong Leader - Page 452 - The Horse Forum
 10318Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #4511 of 5347 Old 11-02-2016, 04:43 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 15,433
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoofpic View Post
Trust me, I am going to ride whenever I can in the winter, but because in Canada we get harsh winters, it won't be as much as now. No one in Canada will be able to ride as much in the winter as they do in the spring and summer. It's just not possible.
Yeah, NOT TRUE, depends on the winter. I may miss some rides because the roads are to bad to get there, we may cancel a couple because of the cold. Last winter I think one day was cancelled. It is sheer NONSENSE to say no one on Canada can ride as much in winter as they do in Spring and summer....
@carshon was correct here

Quote:
What everyone is telling you is to find a saddle that has a seat that will help you find the optimal riding position for the disciplines you want to ride in. You mention ranch riding and trail riding - a barrel saddle is not the best choice for these. The 16" seat will feel different now as you have more confidence and are riding a different horse.
I must say though I do admire your confidence in yourself that you are happy riding in a saddle that most people would see as a ladies saddle, that takes some bravery.

“Never attribute to malice that which can be attributed to stupidity”
Golden Horse is offline  
post #4512 of 5347 Old 11-02-2016, 05:12 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 16,301
• Horses: 1
I'd definitely at least TRY the 16" saddle. You never know, you might like it! Might be hard to get used to, but you'll notice you can do a lot more in it. :)
carshon and Fimargue like this.

Ride more, worry less.
PoptartShop is offline  
post #4513 of 5347 Old 11-02-2016, 05:38 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 292
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoofpic View Post
Thanks but you don't sit my sitting trot?
Not sure what this was supposed to say, but your sitting trot in the earlier videos was pretty bad. Haven't seen it more recently, so not sure how much it's improved? Also, it's No Stirrups November, and you would benefit from some no stirrup work, definitely. I didn't have the sitting trot down until I drilled it for a couple of weeks without my irons, now I'm golden. Would do you some good, I bet!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoofpic View Post
Trust me, I am going to ride whenever I can in the winter, but because in Canada we get harsh winters, it won't be as much as now.
To sum up what @Golden Horse said, pffffffft. I'm not taking back my comment about you being a fairweather rider if that's how it's going to be, this is just silly. You have an indoor arena, make use of it!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoofpic View Post
Next Spring I would like to take her to a show/clinic and at least one trail ride somewhere outside of the barn for a day.
These are good, achievable goals. I'd be working on your balance a lot (in case she gets tense/spooks at a show or out on the trail), plus I would start loading her into a trailer and making her comfortable in one sooner rather than later. Maybe even trailer her out with your trainer to an off site facility to use a different arena for a lesson, just so you have an idea of how she'll act when you ride her in a new environment.

And like I said, I'm not weighing in on the saddle fit because that's not my area, but I ride in a 15" western saddle, so unless you're 5'0" and weigh 120 pounds...
StephaniHren is offline  
post #4514 of 5347 Old 11-02-2016, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 5,044
• Horses: 0
I know im going to disappoint many of you so I wont say much.

Im just leaving the shop (who has 1500 saddles in stock) and i spent quite a bit of time feeling out 16" saddles and I know now know what I want for seat size.
Hoofpic is offline  
post #4515 of 5347 Old 11-02-2016, 09:35 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: SW PA
Posts: 2,285
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Golden Horse View Post
Yeah, NOT TRUE, depends on the winter. I may miss some rides because the roads are to bad to get there, we may cancel a couple because of the cold. Last winter I think one day was cancelled. It is sheer NONSENSE to say no one on Canada can ride as much in winter as they do in Spring and summer....
@carshon was correct here



I must say though I do admire your confidence in yourself that you are happy riding in a saddle that most people would see as a ladies saddle, that takes some bravery.
updownrider and greentree like this.
sarahfromsc is offline  
post #4516 of 5347 Old 11-02-2016, 09:59 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Palmyra, Wisconsin
Posts: 6,161
• Horses: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Golden Horse View Post
Yeah, NOT TRUE, depends on the winter. I may miss some rides because the roads are to bad to get there, we may cancel a couple because of the cold. Last winter I think one day was cancelled. It is sheer NONSENSE to say no one on Canada can ride as much in winter as they do in Spring and summer....
@carshon was correct here



I must say though I do admire your confidence in yourself that you are happy riding in a saddle that most people would see as a ladies saddle, that takes some bravery.
I didn't know saddles were gender specific.
natisha is offline  
post #4517 of 5347 Old 11-02-2016, 10:07 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 15,433
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by natisha View Post
I didn't know saddles were gender specific.

Really, that surprises me because there certainly are saddles marketed for women. I did run an experiment because I wondered about my own perceptions, so I showed that saddle to some people, and all of them said ladies or teenage girls saddle.

“Never attribute to malice that which can be attributed to stupidity”
Golden Horse is offline  
post #4518 of 5347 Old 11-02-2016, 10:21 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: CT
Posts: 1,758
• Horses: 0
Wedging yourself in a tiny seat does not encourage learning an independent, following seat. You may feel secure, but it is training wheels.

And a small, tight seat will often create nasty saddle sores on long rides for most riders. Being able to shift is a good thing. Particularly once you learn about seat cues.
Dehda01 is offline  
post #4519 of 5347 Old 11-02-2016, 10:24 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,020
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Golden Horse View Post
Really, that surprises me because there certainly are saddles marketed for women. I did run an experiment because I wondered about my own perceptions, so I showed that saddle to some people, and all of them said ladies or teenage girls saddle.
I would agree most saddles are unisex but in particular barrel racing saddles they are primarily ridden in by women which is what this saddle is...
Golden Horse and carshon like this.

There are Horse Crazy People,then there is Crazy People with horses...Know the Difference !!
paintedpastures is offline  
post #4520 of 5347 Old 11-02-2016, 11:53 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Palmyra, Wisconsin
Posts: 6,161
• Horses: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by paintedpastures View Post
I would agree most saddles are unisex but in particular barrel racing saddles they are primarily ridden in by women which is what this saddle is...
I suppose so but guys barrel race too, this saddle is not blingy & blue is for boys.
I suspect Hoofpic was more concerned about fit than fashion.
phantomhorse13, jaydee and Hoofpic like this.
natisha is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Going to be a 4H leader! Klassic Superstar Horse Talk 0 10-27-2012 04:13 PM
Follow the leader, right? FlyGap Trail Riding 5 06-21-2012 10:24 AM
Follow The Leader rissaxbmth Horse Videos 1 01-02-2011 10:56 AM
I'm the leader - right? monarchsjoy Horse Training 2 08-14-2010 08:07 PM
Me? A 4-H leader? BluMagic General Off Topic Discussion 5 02-25-2008 10:30 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome