So I’m getting a new dressage saddle, and here is the twist… quite literally.
After years of riding in a narrow twist, I tried a medium twist and bought a bigger CC. The larger medium twist is a god send. My lower back does not hurt after riding anymore, my hips feel better supported. It is just ALTERING!
I’m not a skinny mini by any means. I’m 5’9 and 220ish (and hopefully loosing more weight). I have seen all the answers (and pics) about the difference between what girls need what kind of twists. I’ve seen the pics of the thinner ladies who have flat thighs and round thighs. But I’m NOT a thinner lady, I’m a big ‘girl’. I can’t tell if I have flat thighs or round thighs because well, my thighs TOUCH!
Now, I have a friend who is similar shape and size (slightly skinnier and taller) and she rides in a medium wide twist. She finds it extremely comfortable. She’s offered to let me try her saddle (if I can manage to make it down anytime soon).
So here is the question, when you are a bigger lady, how do you tell if you need a bigger twist because again… my thighs touch! I’ve never thought round or flat for my thighs. I have a dip in in from my hips to my thighs, even at my heaviest (290) I never got the thighs bigger than my hips thing. I’ve always ridden in narrower twists because I’m ‘female’. The sitting in a medium twist was ‘altering’ for me.
Are there any bigger ladies (dressage, eventing, hunters, whatever) who have dressage saddles (or saddles in general) with a wider twist!