I’m stuck at home with my daughter who has COVID. I’ve been wondering about these post I’ve been seeing on Instagram from a saddle fitter. So I thought I would post here and see if anybody has seen it and wants to discuss it. This saddle fitter discusses that the well known shoulder/hip/heel alignment isn’t totally correct. She also is a strong advocate against thigh blocks.
I have no strong thoughts on it either way. Although I do think the shoulder/hip/heel alignment is ideal, this post does make me wonder if that can be rider/horse/movement dependent. Personally I always fight a chair seat, although some saddles make it better or worse. I do have some physicals pain and stuff so that’s what I always chalked it up too. I don’t think I could ever not strive for a better alignment but the no thigh blocks is interesting for me.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdOTf75LkSM/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY= here is a link. I will post some screenshots in the comments in case people can’t see it on Instagram. Her website says she’s an independent saddle fitter although it does look like she does sell Stubborn. Which I think Stubben’s theory on saddle balance has been discussed her.