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Are CWDs good for a long legged rider?

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  • 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
    "Using draw reins without spurs is like going to the bar with no underwear on. You're just waiting to get f***ed."

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      #3
      OK, so instead of "special order" I meant regular flap. Tx. I am looking for used.

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      • #4
        Yep, I've ridden in a few different models and they're GREAT! I'm 5'7" and 90% legs ^.^

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            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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              #7
              "I'm 5'7" and 90% legs "

              Same here, JumptheMoon.

              Sonoma

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              • #8
                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.
                friend of bar.ka

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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    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.
                    "Using draw reins without spurs is like going to the bar with no underwear on. You're just waiting to get f***ed."

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                      #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            CWD are good for any riders

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                            • #15
                              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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