Is it possible to jump in an All-Purpose saddle? Or does it have to be a Close-Contact? I found an All-Purpose saddle I want, but I also want to jump. Should I look for a different saddle or buy the one I want?
Yes sure is. You can get some that will sit you closer to a jumping position than dressage. I jump in a Wintec 500 ap and it is really good. It sits you in a decent position to start out, and half the cost of a jumping saddle :P
Sure thing! Most people I know with horses can only afford one saddle, two at the most, so it's usually a General Purpose and maybe a dressage as well. Riding schools will almost always have you ride in a GP, whether you're jumping or not.
I've only ever ridden in a GP and I do more jumping that dressage.