What size saddle does my kid need?

You want to choose a saddle size that is about 10% longer than your child’s upper leg. For example, if your child’s upper leg is 9 inches long, you should get them a 10 inch youth saddle. If your child’s upper leg is 11 inches long, you will want to get them a 12 inch saddle.

What size is a youth saddle?

The following will give you a very general idea of saddle sizes: Youth: 12 to 13 inches. Small adult: 14 inches. Average adult: 15 inches.

How do you measure a youth for a western saddle?

Once seated, use a measuring tape to measure the length of their upper leg from the knee to their rear. The saddle should be about 10% longer than the child’s upper leg. For example: If the child’s leg measures 9 inches, then the child’s Western saddle should be 10 inches.

How do I know what size English saddle to buy?

If you’ve ridden in a Western saddle and know the size of that saddle, then it should be easy to determine the size you may want to consider for an English saddle. A good rule of thumb for Western riders is that the English seat size is generally two inches larger than a Western saddle seat size.

What size of saddle does my 8 year old need?

7″ – 8″Very small child or toddler
11″ – 12″Child 7 – 10 years old
13″Youth or large child
14″Small adult
15″Average adult

How do you determine saddle seat size?

It’s easy to measure a western saddle’s seat size. Use a retractable tape measure. Start the tape measure behind the swell and stretch it across the seat to the front of the cantle. That measurement is the seat size.

How do you measure a child for an English saddle?

How to Measure an English Saddle Seat. The best way to measure for your seat size is to take the measurement of your thigh from your knee to your buttocks. Sit in a chair so your knees are at a 90-degree angle with your feet flat on the floor and with your buttocks touching the back of the chair.


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