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English Saddle that’s Hard as a Rock

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I have an English saddle. It’s:
-17in seat
-the Crosby brand
-Model: Prix Des Nations

I want to show in Hunter Under Saddle next year. The problem is that the cushion is little to nothing. I’ve tried oiling it and I’m not sure that it solved the problem.

I really don’t want to have to put a saddle cushion over it.

Is there a way I can possibly spring up the cushion? Or is there a way I can get more cushion put in my saddle?
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Just having a hard seat doesn't always make a saddle uncomfortable, nor is the converse true. If it fits your pelvis shape, it can be ok. Also, will you be actually SITTING in it a lot? won't you be posting most of the time?

I agree that it won't be optimal if it's murder uncomfortable, but for awhile, you can manage if it fits your horse and you. Crosby makes a nice saddle. I had an old Crosby dressage saddle. I loved the close contact of it, but , yes, it was very hard leather and made my knees and lady bits sore.
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