That's me, too - and I could only really go up half a seat size before it started looking like I was swimming in my saddle and my balance was affected. I just got a forward flap Childeric and it's amazing how much my riding has changed now that my leg can fit normally!
Just like everyone else said, it's for people who are unusually long from hip to knee and also good if you ride with shorter stirrups. I'm 5'8 and my horse is a hair under 15.3 and I have really long legs so I have to have a very forward flap.
long from hip to knee and short from knee to ankle. CWD semi-deep seat HJ forward flap puts me where I need to be. It's really not a huge difference from their other flap, but makes a huge difference in the way I sit and use my leg.
Long from Hip to Knee here, and at only 5'4 I needed the most forward flap Antares makes. However, now my stirrup bar is bit more forward than I like. I know others stated they've put martingale rings and other things on their bars to bring the leathers back a bit. Just wondering how to go about doing something like that?
I'm 5'5 and don't feel like I have a particularly long leg compared to everyone else, but I did need a more forward flap on my Black Country saddle. My saddle fitter even suggested I get a slightly longer flap too. I hate the feeling of my knee coming off the front of the flap which is an issue in other saddles.
"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse..." ~Revelation 19:11