Which saddle should I choose?
Which saddle suits you best depends on your horse, your discipline, and your goal. There are different types of saddles to choose from. Are you entering dressage events on a regular basis? A dressage saddle is your best bet. However if you focus on jumping it would be wiser to use a jumping saddle. If you practice a bit of both, the all-purpose saddle is a good choice. A dressage saddle accommodates a longer leg position with its long, straight-cut flaps. Dressage saddles have a deeper seat and the cantle is high and round so the rider can sit comfortably and aids reach the horse in the best way possible. A jumping saddle has a forward-cut flap allowing your legs to bend more and it has a seat that is less deep to easier rise up during the jump. An all-purpose saddle is basically a mix of a dressage saddle and a jumping saddle. The flaps are slightly longer than those of a jumping saddle and a somewhat forward flap. If you want to use one saddle for both jumping and dressage an all-purpose saddle is your go-to.