Posted 2018-07-11 3:16 PM (#7402108 - in reply to #7402099) Subject: RE: Lynn Mckenzie Special saddles
I don't ride in anything other than my Double J Lynn McKenzie. There are times where it doesn't keep me perfectly seated, yes. Doesn't usually happen often & it's always when the horse does something weird. It's not a super deep seat, it gives you room to move but still feels secure under you. It's not going to trap you in place like say a Bob Marshall or something. My stirrups are forward hung, but my feet don't really ever get forward and they absolutely never get behind me. I never have to worry about if I'm kicking past my back cinch or anything, they stay right up with the girth.
Posted 2018-07-11 3:55 PM (#7402112 - in reply to #7402099) Subject: RE: Lynn Mckenzie Special saddles
I ride these saddles as well and I agree with the above poster. I do not ever feel trapped. I can move where I need to, but I also feel secure. My feet are just where I need them, not behind me or in front. I guess that is why these saddles are my favorite. Puts me where I need to be. Unfortunately I have found they do not fit every horse.
Posted 2018-07-12 1:13 PM (#7402213 - in reply to #7402099) Subject: RE: Lynn Mckenzie Special saddles
I have rode the specials for several years and they always have fit great and rode super. I have trouble riding in anything else now. Never get my feet behind me. the special seems to fit a variety of horses. I even prefer it on my wider horses.
Posted 2018-07-12 1:31 PM (#7402219 - in reply to #7402099) Subject: RE: Lynn Mckenzie Special saddles
Thanks for the replies everyone! How about seat size? I’ve heard the double j seats run a little big? I rode in a 14.5” Deb Sibley and Tammy Fischer. I have lost some weight since purchasing those saddle so was thinking I’d be good with a 14”? Thoughts?