As a Jr I showed a fair bit in the smaller eq and children’s hunters on the A circuit and rode exclusively in a 16.5" Crosby Excel for YEARS. Now I have a young horse that I was toying with the idea of doing some eventing with. I’m currently riding him in a Corcoran Major Event saddle with long billets. I LOVE IT because it’s ridiculously secure and he can be… athletic… and it seems to fit him well. But I have noticed that I am finding my lower leg out in front of me both on the flat and on course. Even in half seat it creeps out there! And sitting trot is very sad in this jump saddle!
We’re sticking to just jumpers (even started showing again - YAY - and possibly some mini medal type stuff if I can confirm this lead change) for now and while I love having the Corcoran for schooling xc and we may still do some baby events, I am thinking it might be smart for me to pick up a more traditional looking CC saddle that also maybe has a more forward balance, or straighter flaps, or something that will help teach me to keep that lower leg under me again? What do I need to look for? Am I crazy thinking a differently balanced saddle may help?