Who has never wondered whether his saddle fits his horse? The goal is to choose a saddle that fits perfectly on the back of his horse. Several criteria come into play: morphology, posture, psychosomatic aspect, bobology; then the discipline practiced. We will discover how to adjust antares saddles for horses.
Find the right seat
Often, when you buy a saddle, the only indication of rider size that we have is the size of the tree, more exactly its length, which will roughly give an indication of the size of the seat. This measurement is taken at an angle, between the saddle nail and the center of the trunk. Usually, we measure the size in inches. The most common sizes are between 16.5 and 18 ".
If you have the type "trainer", thin with legs that never end in a saddle standard to your size, you will have legs that will overflow the front of the quarters, your buttocks back to the cantle, and you will be uncomfortable.
If you are a round model and short on legs, you will take a bigger seat; but on a standard saddle, your legs will barely get to the bottom of the quarters.
For questions of hollow seat, semi-hollow, flat, it is first a question of personal preference, then an anatomical question. For example, a corpulent person or imposing buttocks, will still be more comfortable on a flat seat. A cantle too raised, corollary of the hollow seat, push the pelvis in anteversion, causing an unpleasant crushing of the private parts. Conversely, a small lightweight and without much strength in the back can benefit from a hollow seat to be more rigged and strengthen its effects of trim thanks to the rear contact that provides the pronounced trumpet.
So, the morphology of each is unique, and it is useless to seek to have the position of the neighbor. We all have an optimal operating position, and no saddle in the world can go against it. You have to work first, become aware of your body, learn how to use it, and then the saddle will do its job.