I'm looking for a nice used saddle to use for eventing (jumping)...my trainer suggested I go for a good quality used saddle rather than a brand new lower quality saddle. My budget tops out at prob around $600 or $700 but I might go higher if I find something I absolutely LOVE that's in great condition.
When I told my trainer that I was looking at close contact saddles, she told me to get a JUMPING saddle, not a CC, because of the larger knee blocks and such and the seat. However, I'm a little confused...depending on the brand, I see descriptions for saddles such as:
"All Purpose/Jumping saddle"
"Close contact/Jumping saddle"
Are these some sort of combo, or IS a jumping saddle the same thing as either of those? I am seeing this a LOT online all over...and it's confusing me. For example, here are some on tack trader I was looking at but a couple are CC which she said I wouldn't like....
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