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        12-06-2009, 11:19 PM
    Oh ok makes sense

    What model county are you looking at ?
    The county saddles I've sat in were extremely comfortable & I would recommend them

    Also, I personally like event saddles over a/p saddles but I also jump a lot. They are good saddles for dressage too with a nice deep seat

    Do you have any pics of the saddle you are trying out ? [sry for the 20qs ! Lol]
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        12-07-2009, 11:40 PM
    I have an all purpose Passier and a close contact Crosby. Love them both. I don't find I ride any different in either.
        12-08-2009, 08:29 PM
    Green Broke
    If you are just starting out, I would recomend getting a jumping saddle, then you can ride with a longer sturrip for flat work, and if it comes down to it, you can ride a dressage test in one. Then if you really want to event or do dressage, you can get a dressage saddle
        12-11-2009, 12:01 AM
    Sorry it took so long to respond, I haven't been back on here in a far as I know the saddle model is just called an "Eventer" it's the County says "Eventer" on the stirrup leather keeper.

    I do have pictures of it on the horse, but they are only side shots..I'll post them anyway along with any pictures I can find on the internet. By the way, I know in the pictures that the saddle is on was my first time putting on an English saddle and I did it without supervision, so the pad is all screwed up and the saddle is positioned wrong. That problem has since been rectified for anyone that wanted to comment.

    Also, I honestly don't plan on ever doing any jumping or showing, I really just want to learn to ride and go out on some trails or even just ride around the pasture. In saying that, even though I am not going to be showing, I am quite the perfectionist and would like to learn the proper way to ride.

    So here are the pictures...I assumed that an eventing saddle and an all purpose saddle were very similar if not the same thing...I guess I was wrong and what would this saddle be considered? Thanks.

    County Eventer - County link to another picture.
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        12-11-2009, 04:51 AM
    Well that's definitely an AP- no where near as short or forward as an eventing..

    As for suggestions


    Best AP saddle I have ever ridden in

    Deep seat, much like a dressage saddle
    And the flaps are forward but the padding will allow you to either rest your knee behind it (like a dressage saddle) or put your knee on it ( like a jumping saddle) if you aren't doing much jumping or any one discipline in particular this is a great saddle.

    The one I rode in was this style

    Issue being they are fairly expensive to buy new

    This one is $200 aussie dollars ;)
        12-11-2009, 06:29 PM
    Green Broke
    I don't like AP's much, so I will always lean towards a jumping or dressage. If you arn't planning to jump, I would sugest getting a dressage saddle, much better for pleasure english!

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