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Re: Say what you see...

Postby Chevalblanc » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:47 pm

Well as Ali has now taken Kinna on, here are a couple of pics from today's ride for your comments:

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In the trotting one she looks really bum high, funny cos she doesn't in the flesh.......

That's the same saddle as we used on Fina (yes, Kinns really is that wide) and it does put her leg too far forward I think.....
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Re: Say what you see...

Postby Trudi » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:25 pm

Kinna looks just right for a baby and Ali probably just needs to shorten her stirrups a bit to get herself over her legs better, other than that she looks good, well done Ali :thumbup:
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Re: Say what you see...

Postby spottygiraffe » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:16 pm

I think the saddle does put one in a bit of an armchair position -I could see it in myself! Kinna looking just right :thumbup:
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Re: Say what you see...

Postby littlewhitehorse » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:59 pm

Ali is looking a much more mature rider on Kinna compared to her on Fina in the previous photos! Hmm, I wonder how I look on Fina... But I have short legs :lol: I think Ali is looking good on Kinna and is well on her way to be a neat and sympathetic rider. She looks to be sitting naturally tall in the saddle and balanced for the horse.
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Re: Say what you see...

Postby spottygiraffe » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:31 am

Sheila, from what I remember from photos you look absolutely fine on Fina because you are so slim and neat.
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Re: Say what you see...

Postby JennieF » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:40 am

she's looking great - what a lovely photo of a happy relaxed pair :thumbup: :thumbup:

Kinna is moving forward nice and freely and Ali is riding lightly and quietly

I dont think the saddle help as it def seems to have v forward placed stirrup bars and if she shortens her stirrups she will end up with her knees over the front of the saddle again - its nice to see her riding a little longer..
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Re: Say what you see...

Postby Trudi » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:52 am

Good point Jennie, young ladies with tiny bums and long legs don't 'fit' the regular saddle, although I would say that I think you can improve the leg position even with forward stirrup bars IF you have a well supported leg. I'd still prefer her a little shorter :lol:
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Re: Say what you see...

Postby Chevalblanc » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:01 am

New saddle for Kinns is on the wish list, but funds are sadly lacking at the moment.......
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Re: Say what you see...

Postby Trudi » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:40 am

I know, same here but I just got a real bargain, must update my blog today.
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Re: Say what you see...

Postby poneysPie » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:44 am

spottygiraffe wrote:I think the saddle does put one in a bit of an armchair position -I could see it in myself!
Chevalblanc wrote:New saddle for Kinns is on the wish list, but funds are sadly lacking at the moment.......



Both Kinna & Ali looking good :-D

If you think the stirrup bar is too far forward you can try using big knee rolls to keep the leg back. You can get the Wintec ones cheap from Equestrian Clearance, they Velcro onto any synthetic saddle. With a leather saddle you can glue some sticky back Velcro to the saddle and attach the knee rolls to that. Cheap to do and very effective :wink:
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