AP saddle for combined training and/or eventing

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    05-20-2008, 11:41 PM
AP saddle for combined training and/or eventing

For very low levels of combined training and/or eventing, is it all right to use an all purpose saddle? And, do the pro eventers use the same jumping saddle for showjumping and xc? I know that's kind of an odd question, but hey, I was wondering.
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    05-21-2008, 10:22 PM
It's definitely okay to do that. Most low level eventers only have one saddle and use it for everything. (I'm one of those people. Lol) =] Half of the people at my barn only have one saddle. I don't see the need for a dressage saddle unless you're showing in the higher levels.

I'm pretty sure even the pros use the same saddle for SJ and XC, but I may be wrong. I wouldn't understand why they would switch, but you never know.
    05-21-2008, 10:27 PM
Thanks! I just wasn't sure if you needed a dressage saddle too. I would really like to event, however my mother doesn't want me to go over about 6-maybe 8 inches, much less ride a xc course!
Maybe I can convince her to let me compete in the greener than grass class for combined training!
Thanks again!
    05-21-2008, 10:31 PM
I think the lowest height is 12-18". I know in my area they have a division called "green horn" that is mostly for smaller kids I think, but you get to do a walk/trot dressage test, a sj course, and a small xc course. It's a good way to start out though - especially with an overprotective mom. =]

Good Luck.
    05-21-2008, 11:04 PM
That should be fine!! :)
    05-22-2008, 06:58 AM
Ofcourse, I didnt buy a Jumping saddle till 2 years ago, all I competed in was a Wintec 500, and a leather show saddle (had many..not mine)
    05-25-2008, 11:20 PM
Thanks for your replies! They helped a lot! Thanks.

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