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  1. English Riding
    Before I begin let me just put out a bit of a disclaimer, since this community tends to be subject to....negative views.... I'm not here to start some war, and talk about how saddleseat is abusive, etc. etc; because I do not believe that it is. I enjoy saddleseat just as much as the person who...
  2. English Riding
    What is the difference between these two boots, other than price? Is one for the show arena v.s. everyday riding? Which would look more professional for Hunt Seat Equation? General opinions, other than the ridiculous prices? What boots have the most professional appearance for Hunt Seat...
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I typically ride in a 15" or 15.5" western saddle with a swell fork. My wife has started riding and loves my Big Horn trail saddle, so...what momma wants, momma gets. I did a lot of trying out new saddles and wound up buying a Hud Roberts Wade Tree from PFI in Springfield. I really like it for...
  4. Horse Talk
    Anyone brave enough to post? If you are, post photos of your saddles, share the brand, and seat size! Here's mine: 17" Tex Tan Hereford, 18" Millers', and 19" Marcel Toulouse Genesis Aachen! Who else is brave enough?
  5. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I've been riding western for about 5 years. 2 for fun and 3 serious. I've had a total of 4 different trainers who all taught me to sit/ ride different ways. My fist trainer didn't really give me a way but to just stick my feet in the stirrups and hold on. My second trainer I was riding a...
  6. Horse Tack and Equipment
    A small seat would mean that the stirrup bar would be closer to the deepest part of the seat, right? Where-as on a bigger seat the deepest point would be further back from the stirrup bar? Little Butt/Long Thigh Problems: I thought I needed a small seat with a forward flap, but now I'm...
  7. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I have been riding on and off for 10 years. Just bought my first horse and working with in original owner. He told me that I should be griping the saddle with my thigh to get a better seat. I always been taught that you should sit relaxed. I am very confused. Any one with a good way to explaine...
  8. English Riding
    OOOO! I'm really excited I'm going to start vaulting this month! The plan was to do it to get strength and balance back in my seat for normal riding (and confidence too). Does anyone have any advice on exercises I could do to help build my strength in between lessons? I was thinking I could...
  9. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I found a Crosby saddle at a yardsale today and I fell in love and bought it. It's a Mark VI Combination Spring Seat. I'm not sure how old, but it's been laying around for awhile so it's a bit bent and dirty but nothing that cant be conditioned and cleaned. The leathers need to be replaced and I...
  10. Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation
    So lately I've been back to riding my old pony, Jillian. We are a great pair but she's very strong headed and always does the little pony tricks (i.e. bulging out on turns to avoid using her body), but the problem is not that she does it (it's just her personality to test the rider), it's that I...
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I posted this in this section because I know it can be a pretty common thing, but I was wondering if you could watch my latest video and tell me exactly how, and so on. I don't mean to do this, but I just do. And, it makes my canter not so comfy cause I bounce a lot. I am always told to sink all...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I just recently bought a Marcel Toulouse "Dennise" saddle and im really happy with it but: i have now noticed after three months of use that it gets bumps on the seat. Has anyone experienced similar problems with the Toulouse saddle? And if so, how did you treat the problem? Thanks a lot
  13. English Riding
    I was torn between putting this thread in the tack or riding section, hopefully I picked the appropriate category lol I just had the massage therapist out, and she noticed a bit of hollowing on his back where the saddle sits. I got the saddle fitted just over a month ago, and I use a gel pad...
  14. English Riding
    Hi Everyone. =) Wondering if anyone would like to share some of their exercises for attaining a balanced independant seat? Thankks. =) x.
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