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Sports saddle - query
I wonder if any one can help me resolve this one?
I have a sports saddle which I have had a lot of trouble with. I end up with
a very sore left hip after riding any distance in it.
As a test last week I tired riding the same 8 mile route in a GP then the
sports a day or so later. No probs with the GP , hip pain as usual with the
However, my horse clearly prefers the sports , much freer shoulder action. I
did notice that his wither hair and back hair had waves when i took it of
has any one any sugestions to overcome this, or should I give in and stick
to my little GP?
At the moment my options are:
a. stick with Gp and sell sports
b. hack sports about to shorten the skirt and try and build up a pad to give
it a twist.
c. sell sports and buy a youth cut model.
Im five foot one inch and weigh about 8 1/2 to 9 stone. Im quite short
legged. My horse is a fifteen hand welsh cob. Hes quite wide backed with BIG
shoulders and reasonable, but not particularly sticky out withers. My Sports
is a 14.5 inch one with stirrups set back a half inch. Were in the Uk, hence
difficulty in trying other sizes of saddle.
Id like to see if I can sort something out as I belive the idea of an
unrestrictive saddles a good one, so currently feel guilty about sticking to
what suits me not him.
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