After goodness’s knows how many saddles I have had a fylde ray for two years. Pony went nicely in it and I was fine. She is a 13.3 Fell and five foot one and mid 50s. Sadly ray saddle no longer fits length wise as she has changed from shoulder to bottom. Soooo I researched and got a chunky monkey freedom saddle, pony went wonderfully but after a month I came to the conclusion I couldn’t ride in it as nearly shot over ponys head at each downward transaction. Sam from chunky monkey came out and concluded that seat and flaps totally wrong for me so ahe exchanged it free of charge for another more working hunter style with moveable knee blocks. Pony moves wonderfully in it, I can sit her canter properly and influence it BUT my hips kill after more than 5 miles and I have to slowly unstick myself and slither of after long rides - pony is v patient. Is this likely to be age or saddle related? Issue is I want to do long distance next year! Photo is of me on saddle that tipped me forward. Can’t fault chunky monkey for their service - very patient.
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