How to determine your correct saddle seat height.
  1. Raise the chair (using either the hand or foot control) so that your legs hang in the air.
  2. Let your hips stretch and your legs hang loose for a minute or so.

  3. Lower the chair gently with the height adjuster until your heels are well on the floor. Your upper legs should settle at an angle of 45 degrees from the horizontal and your heels should come to rest almost beneath your hip joints.
  4. Relax your back and abdominal muscles. Your spinal posture should remain comfortably upright even with relaxed muscles. If your posture collapses and your back gets round, either your feet are too far in front of your body or the seat is too low.

    In saddle seats with a cantel shape that raises up behind your buttocks, the saddle will support your pelvis in an upright posture with the saddle seat at a lower-than-ideal height. In other words, if the saddle is cantel-shaped (e.g., the Bambach Saddle Seat) you can sit lower and place your feet further in front of you than in a saddle seat without a cantel (e.g., the Salli Saddle Chair).