I can't say what's wrong, but I feel so insecure in this air flocked Wintec. It's as though the bar is in the wrong place or something. It fits the horse and he goes well in it, but yikes. I seem to be rocking back and forth with my leg swinging and I'm generally rooted to my horse.
I find most synthetic saddles awful to ride in. I used to have a Wintec Isabelle Werth flock which was ok but other than that one- not a pleasant experience riding in them generally. Not tried the air ones, but the combination of stiff material on air pads doesn't sound much fun to me.
Post by specialized on Dec 27, 2011 18:29:17 GMT 1
Correct me if I'm wrong, but does the Wintec have a single air panel on either side with nothing to stop the air moving from one end of the panel to the other? If that is the case then if you are not centred in the seat you will rock from front to back as the air moves - bit like waves in the bath.
When you first get on, dip your heels in the stirrups and then wave each arm backwards slowly in a big circle and see if that helps you become deeper in the seat. ;D Or maybe you need stiffer stirrup leathers ;D
Big e is not me, he's my horse, whos fat of course
The twist is quite narrow... I'm not a massive woman, but it could be that as well as the sensation of the shifting air. I'll give it a few more rides. His canter was lovely in it.... for him anyway! Lol. It does feel like the stirrup bar is off.