Modern saddle seats run the gamut from pretty darn saddle-y to Kevin Bacon, but they’re all targeting a similar posture to that of a riding saddle. The wide stance and extended legs create a unique seating experience, opening the angles at your hips and knees, and encouraging the spine into a healthy s-curve.
And, like riding, saddle seats can take some getting used to. No, you probably won’t come away with saddle sores, but if you don’t take it easy you may find yourself doing the cowboy walk for a day or two. So to start out, try using the saddle seat for about 15 – 20 minutes at a time, with good breaks in between. Listen to your body and don’t overdo it.