So, I got my CWD this week and it’s lovely to say the least but when I got around to riding in it yesterday afternoon, the comfort level made my face go: :no:.
Since It was my first time riding in it I definitely can’t judge it on that since it’s brand new. It definitely threw my equitation COMPLETELY off, and no stirrups was another story. Terrible.
The seat is fine, just the flaps are throwing me completely out of balance since they’re not broken in. Would you suggest I just hack in it until its well broken in? I feel like I won’t be comfortable jumping in it until then since it’s going to take some serious sweat and time to break in.
(I have the option to use the saddle belonging to the woman who I lease from)
I also feel like the stirrup bar is placed a bit far back because I found my leg sliding back and adjusting my legs so that the leather would be more forward. I texted my rep and she told me it could be because the seat/flap/ combination and probably because the flap itself isn’t broken in at all.
So, I’ve told my junior peers around the barn that I’m open to letting them ride in it to help me break it in since I only ride 3x a week. So hopefully that could help speed up the process.
Anyone who’s had a custom CWD and gone through the break in period, any advise, thoughts and comments would be great.