I ride my horse primarily hunter jumper, but an opportunity has come up to start working with a trainer in some dressage (yay!!). I'm browsing for saddles, obviously I'm not going to invest until I need to, but I'd like to get an idea.
My size for close contact saddles is 16.5. I'm not sure if this makes a difference, because I know that a lot of it is personal preference and the shape of the horse. A friend of mine has a dressage saddle, so I'll try that next time I'm out, but to ease my curiosity til then, any tips?
Also, the horse that is the candidate for dressage is a Quarter Horse. I've been told by a few dressage people that his neck is great for dressage, whatever that truly means. Hehe
As you can see by the attached photos, his withers are kinda high. Are there any brands you suggest for him/us?