Bought a stunning Chiberta off of Facebook sight unseen. I’ve never even had the privilege of sitting in one so was excited to get this saddle.
I got it cheap at $2K CAD (1600 USD) as it has extensive damage to the calf/rear blocks . Leather is worn off on the bottom of them and some foam worn away. Seemed odd since the saddle is a 2016 and in excellent shape otherwise.
Low and behold I get up in it , posting trot, and I feel the back of my calf bumping into that block .
Well , that explains the damage from the previous rider.
It’s a 2AA Flap .
I’m 5’6” and all torso with short thick legs . My legs like to jutt forward too , I can ride in a track exercise saddle all day but heaven forbid I have to spend 10 minutes in a dressage saddle … my body says NO. Lol.
So is the issue that a 2AA flap is not fitting me correctly ? Too long a flap ? Too forward ?
I feel at home in a 3C flap on a CWD.
Forward ( but NOT long) flap on a County Innovation.
Had one of those Pessoa Monoflaps and if anything it wasn’t forward enough and my knee hit the knee block … although the seat was a bit small for me.
Any opinions what type of rider build a 2AA flap is supposed to jive with ? I’m in BC , Canada and pretty much no one here has or rides in a Chiberta . The tack shops within an hour of me have never even seen one come through the door .
Any light shed would be appreciated! Thanks