Do I fit my saddle?

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  1. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    ^what’s your budget?? I had a friend selling a County Innovation....can’t remember what seat & flap, but worth checking if it’s within budget.

    @FallenAngel has an 18” Amerigo - not sure on the flap details, but I would check in with her to see if she still has it for sale & maybe see if you can get a trial? Worth trying at least.
     
  2. Winchester

    Winchester Senior Member

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    I'm trying to stick to $2000 and under, but I am keeping my eye on options slightly above that in case I find something excellent. Forward flaps aren't super common around herr and tend to run more expensive from what I've seen.

    Yes I'll message Tara and ask her!
     
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  3. Garfield70

    Garfield70 Senior Member

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    In jumping saddles the seat "size" is not so much determined by the length of the seat like in dressage saddles but from where you need the deepest point to be. Which is determined by your femur length. In these flat saddles a person with a larger bum may not necessarily need a larger seat, but a person with longer legs will definitely need a larger seat.
     
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  4. hamerface

    hamerface Senior Member

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    I suppose I wasn't terribly clear... haha you definitely need a forward flap and I'd play with seat size.
     
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  5. Winchester

    Winchester Senior Member

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    Right, so this whole thing sparked the spiral that has resulted in me saddle shopping again... For both a CC saddle AND (higher priority) a dressage saddle. :ROFLMAO::cry:

    I tried 2 saddles this evening: an 18" Childrec and a 17.5" Regal.

    Suggestions on if either suit me, or one better than the other? Both were nice... The Regal was the comfiest thing I've ever sat in!
    In both cases, my stirrups are a little shorter than I normally ride in.

    Childrec:
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    Regal:
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  6. Garfield70

    Garfield70 Senior Member

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    The point is that the deepest point needs to be at the right place for you. The longer the riders leg, the further back the deepest point needs to be.
     
  7. palogal

    palogal Senior Member

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    The seat is too big.
     
  8. hamerface

    hamerface Senior Member

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    I don't like the way the regal tips your pelvis forward.
     

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