Im not either, just very efficient about the way I pack. I have my little trunk & I can put my brush box & saddle on top of it & carry the whole thing. It also helps that my horses are all fatties so they don't need a lot of food !
See, I would DIE in the dressage with my jumping saddle! It'd be insane to even atempt anything to do with dressage in it. Your leg just isnt in the right place on the horse. I also ride dressage like a GP rider with my leg super super long..... And I braid for shows because it's respectful to the judge, and both of my trainers say that it's always better to braid. I havn't gone to a show unbraided before.....
Haha my horse scout always looked like a pork chop braided, he looks so much better with a neatly pulled mane [but I never competed him above novice]
I've probably ridden in a dressage saddle less than 20 times in my entire life, I really don't like them bc I am so not used to them.. thankfully I have an eventing saddle so I can lengthen my stirrups or shorten them and still be comfortable !
Once you get used to them, you can never stop using them!
i hope so ! I plan on getting one for my baby once she's old enough. I plan on doing at least prelim on her. Still a long way off of course but doesnt hurt to plan ! That is also assuming one of my saddles [i have a cc and an event saddle] will fit her & I wont have to buy her a jumping saddle.
I bring- for
-showjumping saddle and bit(to be put on dressage bridle)
-stud guard girth
-open fronted tendon boots
-back brushing boots
-cross country bit inlc grackle
-black front and hind brushing boots
-black and red tape
-stud gaurd girth
-full grooming kit
-full plaiting kit
-horse first aid kit
-1 indoor rug
-safety lead rope
-nylon headcollar and lead rope
-feed bagged for each day incl supplemnts
-4bales of hay incl haynet
-80litres of fresh water
-tack cleaning box
-black dressage jacket
-white stock shirt
-stock tie and pin
-white breeches(NB nude underwear)
-long black boots
-black jumping jacket
-cross country jersey long and short sleeved
-skull cap and sillk
-lots of socks!!
-selection of high energy foods
-deodrant and shower stuff
-hairnets and boobie pins
-human fly spray
Human first aid kit
-in folder -vet, farrier details copy of passports and microchip details list of recent shots, copy of health certificate.