Now I am not a dressage rider, and I'm not taking lessons
But today I was working with my mare on leg yielding.
I was bareback and she had a halter on ( Was that bad to teach her this way? /: )
It was only at the walk, but in both directions I got three correct steps
I was working towards the rail, it felt more natural to me (guess I need to work away from the rail, huh? Haha)
Anyway, I was joking and saying that now I need to buy a really nice dressage saddle, just because! Then my instructor said I was welcome to use one of her two dressage saddles! (yay) totally going for the Stubben.
I probably will use it once or twice, if it fits my mare
Onto my questions:
If a horse was being trained in dressage, would it be beneficial to use a dressage saddle?
If so, why? Does the shape of the saddle effect the horse?
I'm assuming it effects the riders position, and not only because of the length of the stirrups (I will feel so weird, being that I mainly focus on jumping)
What's with the billets being SO long and the girths so tiny? I'm not sure about my instructor's saddles, but I've noticed that about SO many dressage saddles!
I apologize for the thread having no real point, aside from the satisfaction of my curiosity! Thanks you very much!!