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hello Lyn, i felt difficult gripping my knees riding a horse wearing polo saddle. is riding same on all types of saddles?

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Rohit,

In a word, no.  While basically the same there are differences.  A big difference between saddles with Western-style trees vs English-type saddles is that on the Western you grip more with you thighs while the English is more lower leg.  You also sit in a little different position if riding a forward seat saddle built for jumping vs a saddle for dressage/equitation riding.  

Riding different types of saddles will make you a better rider.  

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Lyn Kamer, C.E.S.M.T.

Expertise

Training, alternative therapies, saddle fitting problems, behavioral problems, endurance riding, driving, Mustangs

Experience

Horseman of over 50 yrs., certified equine massage therapist, trainer both riding and driving, long distance trail riding and driving. Both endurance and competitive trail riding and driving.

Organizations
American Endurance Ride Assn., Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Assn., New Jersey Trail Ride Assn., Aromatherapists International, American Mustang and Burro Assn., United States Trotting Assn., Standardbred Pleasure Horse Org., US Wild Horse and Burro Association

Publications
Trail Blazer magazine, AERC Newsletter, Hoofbeats magazine

Education/Credentials
Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Least Resistance Trainer, Certified Aromatherapist

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