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  1. #1
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    Default Are CWDs good for a long legged rider?

    Are CWDs good for a long legged rider?

    Not long enough to need a special order longer flap, but certainly need a saddle that has a bit more forward and longer flap.

    Tx.
    Sonoma



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    Everything from CWD will be a special order as they are a custom saddle.

    I have very long legs and I love mine. Maybe your best bet would be to look for a used one. The long flap is 3L and forward is 2C...don't quote me on that as I am not 100% sure
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    OK, so instead of "special order" I meant regular flap. Tx. I am looking for used.



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    Yep, I've ridden in a few different models and they're GREAT! I'm 5'7" and 90% legs ^.^



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    Yeah they are great, both my bf and I have stupidly long legs. We both have 4 forward flaps, and have ordered 2 more with the same flap in barn. It just depends on how big you are looking for, every once in a while they pop up used.



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    Yup, another one with long legs here, 5'9, 135lbs with long femurs... I have a 17.5" 3L (long flap). Look for a "3L" for a long flap with an "equitation cut" to it if you don't have an insanely long femurs and don't like to ride really short, or a "3C" if you want a longer-than-standard flap with a forward cut. Their forward cut is very forward, I think more so than most people actually need.

    4L/4C is a very long flap, I can't really imagine someone south of 6' needing one that long.



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    "I'm 5'7" and 90% legs "

    Same here, JumptheMoon.

    Sonoma



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    3 anything should be plenty long, C should be plenty forward.

    I'm 5'8 or so and have a 17 3C that I like well enough.
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    I'm not tall, but I have very long legs for my height. I have the 2C flap and its perfect!



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    Is your height in your thigh or calf? This makes a HUGE difference. I am 6'0" and the forward(3C) flap way WAY TOO FORWARD for me and put my leg in a horrible position. I have the 3L and its perfect as even the flap on that is pretty forward as it is a jumping saddle.
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    Thanks again all. Hola - pretty normally proportioned leg, I guess. Maybe a bit more towards calf length than thigh.

    Thanks again, guys, so very much !

    Sonoma



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    Because they are nearly always very custom, both to the horse and rider, it's *hard* to find a used one that fits you and your horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonomacounty View Post
    Thanks again all. Hola - pretty normally proportioned leg, I guess. Maybe a bit more towards calf length than thigh
    I'd definitely go with the "L" in this case if you don't have the opportunity to test drive them first.



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    CWD are good for any riders



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    I had a rep out and she said I fit a 5 Forward flap, but because they *never* go that big, that she'd put me in a 4??? I ended up finding a used albion eventing saddle. I liked the CWD's though. I guess in your situation, you'll just have to ride in them first because they'll all be different. Good luck!



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