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[Guest] [RC] Which lining to choose for Torsion Endurance saddle - Ridecamp Guest

On Behalf Of Bonnie Snodgrass

Sarah Rose

I am trying to make up my mind which lining would be best for the
torsion endurance saddle.


Just a brief warning. Treeless saddles often don't work well on gaited
horses for longer rides (as in endurance and its training) because the rider
sits down on the horses back much more than a rider that is posting or
standing to a trot.  Since there is no tree under the riders seat bones the
rides weight isn;'t distributed as much as with a treed saddle. I had a Lag
saddle (same as a Torsion) and had back problems with my mare and I'm a
light weight rider. Also I post the trot! But the Torsions have the stirrups
hung by a single strap directly over the center of the saddle so even when
up in the stirrups the riders weight is concentrated in a small area. I
switched to a sport saddle and never had a problem again. I just wanted to
let you know the possible drawbacks to this saddle if you plan to ride for
hours at a time. Gotta go!

Bonnie Snodgrass

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