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ArabX3
Jan. 24, 2011, 09:47 AM
Can someone tell me if the seat size of a Dressage saddle is the same as you would hace as a hunt saddle? My hunt saddle is a 17.5" seat and was wondering if it were comparible to the dressage saddle. Also what does the letter mean after the seat size (W30 or W31 or XW, or RE). Thank you

mg
Jan. 24, 2011, 10:15 AM
It depends on the saddle. Typically, people go up a side with a dressage saddle since the seat is deeper than a jumping saddle. It really varies between brands/the style though. I take a 16.5 in my close contact saddles and I fit into a variety of sizes in dressage saddles (from 16.5" in a pretty shallow Kieffer Wein to a 17.5" in a deeper Barnsby). I'd assume the letter after the seat size corresponds to the tree size.