Choosing the correct size saddle seat

If you have never owned a Western or Fender Stock Saddle before deciding what size seat you will need can be a bit confusing. 

In order to get the right size saddle, a person's height, weight and circumference of the upper thigh is taken into consideration.

Generally, it is a good idea to have at least a fingers width between your thigh and the knee pads/Swell in front of you without your pants being glued to the cantle or back of the seat.

When sitting in a conmfortable position, you should have a little room behind you as well as in front. Some people may even like two fingers width for extra comfort.

The following chart is a breakdown of the thigh measurements and saddle sizes. Using a tape measure, measure around the very top of your thigh while sitting down. Then compare this to the chart below. This will give you a saddle size. The seat size is approx 3" smaller than the saddle size. That means if your saddle size is 16" the seat will be 13". If your measurement is a 1/2 size it would be best to go up to the next full size.

This is not an exact science but it will serve as a guideline. I advertise my saddles in saddle size not seat size. 

40.5cm to 42cm thigh measurement = 13" Saddle
43cm to 44.5cm thigh measurement = 13.5" Saddle
46cm to 47cm    thigh measurement = 14" Saddle
48cm to 51cm    thigh measurement = 14.5" Saddle
52.5cm to 55cm thigh measurement = 15" Saddle
56cm to 60cm    thigh measurement = 15.5" Saddle
60cm to 61cm    thigh measurement = 16" Saddle
61cm to 62cm    thigh measurement = 16.5" Saddle
63cm to 66cm    thigh measurement = 17" Saddle
67cm to 68.5cm thigh measurement = 17.5" Saddle
69cm to 73cm    thigh measurement = 18" Saddle


                      Seat size                                                                        Saddle size


The table below is another way of choosing your seat. 

Rider Weight (KG)   Riders Height  







45kg-56 kg 14.5"-15.5" 15"-15.5" 15.5"-16"
57kg-65kg 16" 16"-16.5" 16"-16.5"
66kg-74kg 16" 16'-16.5" 16"-16.5"
75kg-84kg 16'-16.5" 16"-16.5" 16"-16.5"


Pear Shaped

16.5"-17" 17" 17"
84kg-101kg 16.5" 17" 17"
102kg-112kg 17" 17" 17"


Pear Shaped

18" 17" 17"
112kg+ 18" 18" 18"