Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Of course you can ride dressage in a jumping saddle! I'm lucky enough that my mom was a really competitive dressage rider before I started riding, so I inherited her dressage saddle, so I never needed one. I like riding in my dressage saddle because I have a VERY long leg, and when I ride dressage, I ride with a very long leg, probabaly a good 5 holes longer than my jumping leg. So It's VERY hard for me to ride dressage in my jumping saddle. (my jumping saddle also has thigh blocks in the back, so stretching my leg to where it needs to be is pretty hard in my jumping saddle :P) I would say that around novice to training is where a dressage saddle really comes into play, but I've never evented without one, so I don't know how dificult the tests are to ride in a jumping saddle
Vest companies are pretty good about letting you know how to measure for your vest, but in general, it should reach down the right above your tail bone, and cover to at least the end of your ribcage, if not lower.
A armband can be bought through any place that sells eventing products. (mine is from dover)
Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt