Back With the CWD

With my Dressage saddle gone indefinitely, I'm riding in the CWD again.  It feels...amazing.  Like rekindling a love affair with an old flame.  Like rediscovering what made me fall in love in the first place.

First of all, it still fits Connor stupidly well.  Flexible tree points, and this tree shape in general, really agree with this guy.  There's been an average increase in our front end elevation scores with the Equisense since I started riding in it again.

Sitting on the horse is just easy with that saddle.  My body feels like it's part of the saddle and a part of the horse, rather than feeling like I'm sitting on top of both.  I snuggle into place with my legs comfortably and effortlessly draped around him.

I wonder why I don't feel that way in the Dressage saddle - it might be the fact that the balance was all wrong, and we'll see if that was it when I get it back in a few weeks. 

It might also be the fact that the twist on the Dressage is wider.  The CWD has a very narrow twist.

My trainer hates knee rolls, deep seats, and tall cantles, so she's taking the opportunity to tell me (again) that the CWD fits us both better because the seat is flat and open (although I have to point out it's an SE02, so it's not as flat as it gets for CWD).  Jury's still out on this for me - I don't think one or the other is inherently bad as long as they fit. 

It's not THAT high.

Regardless, I'm looking forward to riding in it for the next few weeks!


  1. There's nothing like your butt "coming home" to a saddle that fits you :) Hope you have some great rides while your dressage saddle is away!

  2. Sadly my perfect to me saddle doesn't fit either of my horses. I desperately want a new jump saddle - mostly so that I can tighten my own girth ehile mounted!

    1. Oh no, that's terrible! :( I would be devastated if this didn't fit my next horse.

  3. I just had a dressage lesson in my coach's monoflap jump saddle and felt so much happier!

    1. Amazing when they're perfect isn't it? My pipe dream is a monoflap Dressage saddle someday.

  4. That's kind of exciting about the elevation score!


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