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Re: RC: Sports saddle - query

have you checked the stirrups lately?  They tend to stretch unevenly (as most
do).  A while back I thought I was needing a hole in between where there were
some on the adjustments, but a friend looked at me mounted and said the right
stirrup was at least one "hole" longer (Had loaned someone my saddle and they
didn't replace stirrups and I must have messed up when I did it).  Fixed that
and feel balanced again.  Look at them to see if that might be a problem; they
may be on the same holes but if one has stretched more than the other that would
make them uneven.  If it's a new saddle, I'd check with the company -- could be
a problem in manufacturing.  The saddles are great but no one's perfect.  My
stirrup ring twists because it was put on with a wrinkle in the nylon, so
mistakes can happen.  Good luck.

Tamara Habberley wrote:

> Hi
> 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
> sports.
> 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
> though.
> 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.
> please email me privatly if you prefer that .
> Tamara
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