Had a couple trainers watch me ride in my recently received custom CWD saddle. All have come to conclusion that I need to go down a flap and seat size and that it's throwing off my balance and equitation.
One of the trainers who has dealt with CWD, ordered personal saddles for herself over the years and has gone through the process and helped clients order theirs suggested that I shouldn't settle with the saddle and contact the rep asking to have her come down immediately to have something done.
Judging by the saddle, I was fitted incorrectly by my area rep. I am having her come back this Friday to re-evaluate the saddle and it's fit for me with that one trainer.
Have any of you or someone you know run into this problem before?
What can I expect her do do for me with the given situation?
Last edited by amnich123; May. 28, 2014 at 08:44 AM.
Did your trainers watch you ride in the saddle (test model) before you bought it? Or did you just go based off the rep's recommendations?
I'd contact the rep ASAP to see what can be done.
Yes, a former trainer of the barn that I ride at watched me test ride in a demo with the same seat size & flap that I ordered custom. I then went off of the rep's recommendation. I'm 5'5 with a 17" seat and 3L flap. I'm literally swimming in the saddle. Can't find my position.
I contacted my rep this weekend and she's coming down Friday. Hopefully things will work out and what I'm hoping that'll happen will be that I can place another order in the correct size(cost free) and they'll take back the saddle and give me a loaner to use while I'm waiting.
If I place the order this Friday do you think I'll be able to get it before France goes on vacation in the summer? (Heard they close in the summer)
Why wasn't an issue for the test ride? Were the saddles that different, or is it after a few weeks that things aren't working out?
Yes I think the saddles are that different.
I rode in my trainers CWD 2G saddle which is a 16.5 2L and it couldn't have fit me more perfect. I could find my center of balance and ride correctly while with my saddle, I'm fighting to find and keep my position.