Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
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Dressage Saddles have nice deep seats and position you where you have a nice open hip angle with a long leg under you. The stirrup bars are placed further back, to encourage this proper riding postion.
All Purposes - there are two different models. One's that lean more towards dressage, and one's that lean more towards Jumping.
Your "Eventing" saddle, are the All Purposes that are geared more towards jumping.
vss=all purpose-emphasis toward jumping, cross country, hunting and eventing
vsd=all purpose-emphasis toward dressage, pleasure riding and endurance
The difference between the two, are the knee flaps, and the stirrup bars.
If you want to do primarily dressage, get a dressage saddle.