After quite a bit of looking and research I am still confused as to the difference between close contact and all purpose saddles. My original thought was that All purpose was a type of saddle like a dressage saddle or forward seat, all purpose being the middle saddle that could be used for either discipline. Yet I felt that a close contact had to do with how the saddle was made, as made to be closer contact with the horse, less leather between you and the horse..that sort of thing.
Can anyone shed some light on this? I've had a horrible time trying to find definitions of saddle styles on the internet. I was hoping someone here could enlighten me.
Please and thank you!