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Phoenix Rising Saddles

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Our saddles, bits, and tack work great for all horse types! They are simply designed to  be comfortable and allow complete freedom of movement, which is important for any horse, gaited or non. 

saddle seat size

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    The Imus 4-Beat® saddle seats measure smaller from cantle to pommel than they actually are when being ridden. This is because of the flexible tree bars and the web suspended seat - the webbing causes the seat area to slightly 'cup up' when the saddle is sitting on a saddle stand. However, when the rider sits in the seat, the bars flatten back out to their true, original size. This gives the rider a snug, secure feel when in the saddle - if the seat size is truly too small, then the rider doesn't feel 'snugged in,' but rather feels as though they're being pushed out of the seat.This has been a hard concept to explain to people who are accustomed to measuring seat size a certain way. The following chart should help you determine what seat size is best for you.  However, seat size/comfort is different for everyone.  This is only used as a general guide and not an absolute guarantee of fit.Imus 4-Beat Elite Pink Camo Saddle
     

    Women, 5' - 5'8"

    up to 130 lbs/up to size 12 jeans.: 15" seat

    131-175 lbs./up to size 16 jeans: 16" seat

    176-200 lbs: 17" seat

    200 lbs+: 18" seat

     

    Women over 5'9":

    up to 150 lbs.: 16" seat - 17" if they need to purchase extra long legged jeans

    151-200 lbs.: 17" seat

    200 lbs+: 18" seat

     

    Men, 5'-5'6"

    Up to 150 lbs., jean inseam up to 29": 15" seat

    Inseam over 29": 16" seat

    150-185 lbs., inseam up to 30": 16" seat

    Iinseam over 30": 17" seat

    Imus 4-Beat Saddle endurance styleMen 5'7"-5'11"

    Up to 185 lbs. inseam up to 30": 16" seat

    Inseam over 30": 17" seat

    Men 5'11"+

    Up to 200 lbs.: 16" seat, unless inseam 32" or more, then 17" seat

    200+lbs.: 17" or 18" seat seat

     

    There are those who prefer to ride with extra room in the seat, and others who like a snugger fit. Generally, those with exceptionally long legs are more comfortable going one seat size up.