Hey, little kitty!!
If you want to get in the saddle, its best to use the stirrup!
We always have kittens trying to sit in saddles. Maybe they want to ride or more likely, they want to sit on the warm blankets that are draped on top.
We put the blankets on top so they can dry out and at the same time protect the leather from those ever present claws that kittens seem to have. They can scratch up a smooth leather seat in no time!!