Hello! I am new here. I am just dying to get into eventing, but highly doubt it will happen for several years. My current riding level and that of my horse is just not up to par quite yet and I don't have access to a trainer where I live. The closest one is 3 hours away and won't travel to me and I don't have the right equipment or the time to travel to her. I won't do it until I know we will both safely enjoy it, so for now it is just dreaming. I only jump maybe 30% total out of a month of riding with the other 70% being flatwork.
I am looking for a new saddle though. I have a synthetic Wintec AP which was what I could afford when I bought her, but isn;t that cmfortable. I would like a nicer saddle, but with everything out there and being the only english person at my barn (everyone else trail rides western) I feel lost. I don't know what I should be looking for. Any basic tips? I was given the suggestion to get some type of jumping saddle b/c I can use that for dressage but not really the case the other way. Is a saddle marked "eventing" an All Purpose? What are the most basic things to look for in a saddle? I know it is a lot of personal fit and comfort, but I am at a loss and don't want to spend all my time on saddles that are obviously wrong for what I want to do. Thanks for any help you can give me!!!