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post #21 of 27 Old 10-09-2013, 03:21 AM
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I agree with Pirate though if you can only get one saddle, get a jump saddle. You CAN do your dressage in a jump saddle, but I wouldn't' go over anything higher than a caveletti in my dressage saddle!

Good luck and have fun eventing if you choose to do it!
Dressage in a jump saddle can be really difficult and I happily jump low stuff in my dressage saddle and I know people who go hunting in theirs
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post #22 of 27 Old 10-09-2013, 10:10 AM
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I would never jump in a dressage saddle, you have no hope of even having decent position! Lower level dressage tests are simple and straight forward, there's no need for a dressage saddle. I've evented through training in a jump saddle.
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Just to clarify, an AP works to a point--it's just not ideal. I, too, evented in an AP because that's what I had. Then I got a jump saddle and only rode in that, even for dressage, until I sold the AP and got a dressage saddle. However, if you can only buy one and don't have one yet, it's probably best to get a jump saddle.

You CAN jump in a dressage saddle, but it is hard--far harder than dressage in a jump saddle. Clava, have you ever seen upper level jumpers? They do things like canter half pass and tempi changes in their jump saddles just fine--we don't do tempis even in the highest levels of eventing. Nothing we do can't be done just fine in a jumping saddle. Heck, it's important you CAN do most of it in a jump saddle because you need to be able to move a horse's shoulder or haunch or change leads or whatever on course! I wouldn't want to have to rely on my dressage saddle to get a balanced transition if I am about to showjump in a jump saddle!
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post #24 of 27 Old 10-09-2013, 10:32 AM
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Just to clarify, an AP works to a point--it's just not ideal. I, too, evented in an AP because that's what I had. Then I got a jump saddle and only rode in that, even for dressage, until I sold the AP and got a dressage saddle. However, if you can only buy one and don't have one yet, it's probably best to get a jump saddle.

You CAN jump in a dressage saddle, but it is hard--far harder than dressage in a jump saddle. Clava, have you ever seen upper level jumpers? They do things like canter half pass and tempi changes in their jump saddles just fine--we don't do tempis even in the highest levels of eventing. Nothing we do can't be done just fine in a jumping saddle. Heck, it's important you CAN do most of it in a jump saddle because you need to be able to move a horse's shoulder or haunch or change leads or whatever on course! I wouldn't want to have to rely on my dressage saddle to get a balanced transition if I am about to showjump in a jump saddle!

The jump saddles I have known put the rider in far too forward a chair seat to be able to ride well in dressage, but maybe your saddles are different. Personally I would go for a nice GP or VSD if I could only have one saddle. VSD s are pretty much the same as working hunter...again used to be used for hunting
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If your saddle puts you in a chair seat it isnt right for you. A dressage saddle that allows your stirrups to be short enough to get off the horse's back without you hitting cantle or going over the kneeroll probably doesnt fit quite right either.
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post #26 of 27 Old 10-09-2013, 11:36 AM
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If your saddle puts you in a chair seat it isnt right for you. A dressage saddle that allows your stirrups to be short enough to get off the horse's back without you hitting cantle or going over the kneeroll probably doesnt fit quite right either.
None of my saddles put me in a chair seat but I have certainly seen jump ones that do with unhelpful blocks. Short stirrups on a dressage saddle is less of an issue, they don't all have high cantles (my cob one is extremely low). But as I said before, A GP is a good compromise for most riders wanted to do some cross country.
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I have done Dressage in an all purpose saddle and a jumping saddle. I didn't compete, but I didn't find it terribly difficult.
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