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    Default Velcro knee blocks for a tekna

    I have a tekna dressage saddle that I generally like. However, i can't seem to make peace with the velcro knee blocks. I have a really long thigh, and I like the support that the block offers in terms of reminding me to keep my thigh stretched down long. However, I don't like how far down the flap the block continues. I need more room for my knee- they hurt like heck by the time I'm done with my ride) . I feel much better if I rotate the block so that a good portion is sticking out the front of the flap- it reminds me to keep my thigh down without throwing my leg behind me- but it looks ridiculous....

    I know wintec and bates sell velcro blocks and I have found where to buy those online, but I have no idea if they will be the right size/shape because they are always shown off a saddle.

    Does anyone know if any of the wintec/bates blocks would work for what I'm wanting or know of any other brands that might be an option?



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    If you want a shorter block, you might try something from a close contact or ap saddle. You could also have a saddler make a pair of blocks to your specs, though that might be pricey.



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    Patty at East Crow Saddlery made me some velcro blocks. http://www.eastcrowsaddlery.com/
    Otherwise you can buy some expensive ones from Schleese
    http://www.schleese.com/ThighBlocks




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    What length blocks do you want? I have a pair you might be able to use. I'll send them to you for the cost of shipping.
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    Something around half the length of the flap would be ideal, or something of a teardrop shape



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    Try calling the online saddlery's customer service number and asking them to measure the Wintec/Bates blocks for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blairasb View Post
    Something around half the length of the flap would be ideal, or something of a teardrop shape
    And half the length of the flap would be...?
    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    Those martingales were so taut, you could play Ode to Joy on them with a comb



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    Probably around 8" max.



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