What I don't like about it: it feels like the stirrups are placed to far backwards for me, and as a consequence it 'pulls' on my back and pelvis, giving me a backache.
Hmm... I certainly don't want that! I have also heard someone say that the cheyenne put them in a chair seat. I don't want that either! I guess it depends on the person's legs.
Yes, that is also the case... so it pulls on my pelvis, but I am still in a chair seat
It is strange, if I use the Cheyenne, and I just sit in the saddle, when I want to stick my feet into the stirr ups, I have to go backwards with my legs in order to find and get them. So I think that is why if feel pulled backwards in my pelvis..
And I guess you are right, I think it also depends on how you are built, and on how your horse is built. Even when I am sitting on Fay without a saddle, I still sit in a chair seat. She is a very heavy and roundbuilded horse, and I am not the skinniest myself, my upper legs are quite 'rounded' too
So I guess that doesn't make it any easier to strive for a perfect dressage seat.
I am still looking for a perfect saddle for us too. I find it a very difficult matter!!
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