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Re: [RC] [RC] forward saddle question - Laurie Durgin

You will get a sore back in a forward seat from what aI have heard from others on Ridecamp, and from the "centered riding talk" at the Convention. As a side note ,My daughter trains/rides hunters and when she went on a 16 miler with me, she got a backache. Forward seat is for jumping and hills, You would do better in a dressage saddle if you want english or AP.Your body naturally seeks balance, and a forward seat is pulling your body forward, think of a fulcrum , so what is holding you upright? YOur lower back. I'd shop around for other options.Laurie and RAscal

From: Sundaez@xxxxxxx
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC]   forward saddle question
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 19:59:45 EST

I'm trying a new saddle out after I learned none of my saddles fit. It is a
Courbette Classic forward seat (jumping saddle). I had never ridden in a
forward saddle before and it definitely felt different...but actually pretty
good. My mare also seemed to move freer under me and did better downhills.
The only reason I am even considering this saddle is because the chiro says
it fits my horse. Anything I should be aware of riding in a forward seat?
Today's ride was short and I will do more but I'm wondering what you guys
think for 50's.
Melanie Snowhite
Poway, CA.

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