Have you ridden a horse? Remember when you first get into the saddle you have to wiggle around, sit back and deep into the saddle, then after a while it becomes quite comfortable. It’s the same with the Saddle Seat. If you experience some saddle soreness, try adjusting the seat angle to a more horizontal position so you can sit down and back. And remember, in time your body will comfortably adjust.
Explore all seat tilt and height variations. Small adjustments will change the distribution of pressures.
BACKREST USERS: For the first few weeks push the backrest as far back as possible so you are using the seat only. Begin using the backrest only after you become fully comfortable in the seat. Adjust the seat tilt (usually backward) until you are as comfortable as can be considering your current fitness. Your fitness for healthy sitting will improve and as it does, you will find yourself using the seat in a more central position.
MEN: Some men have difficulty in adjusting. This is made easier by having the seat tilted down at the front to the maximum. Also, when sitting down, sliding back onto the seat helps to position the male parts more comfortably, the same as horse riders.
TIGHT HIPS: Some people experience tightness in thighs and hips. Again your body will adjust. The position with your knees apart greatly reduces the chance of hip joint disease at a later age. Tight muscles, tendons and ligaments will soften and relax over time, which is desirable.