Life's compromises can be frustrating. I hear, understand and sympathize with all the above. Any suggestions we make, like getting a horse, entail their own unpleasantries. Certainly one of my main reasons for getting a TW was to not feel like an outlaw while trail riding. That alone helps me forget a lot of other TW shortcomings. Your new seat looks very nice, that should eliminate at least one pain in the a$$ complaint.