Originally Posted by unclearthur
I jumped, dressaged and cross-countried for years in an AP - could only afford one saddle - as well as hunted and hacked. The term covers a wide variety of flap profiles, so don't discount them. The vast majority of saddles sold in the UK are this type.
Older military saddles - be careful. They've often been stored for a long time and refurbishment can be expensive. Plus they're designed to be used with a blanket (like Western saddles) which complicates fitting slightly.
Best of luck.
Amen! I rode in an AP for years, there are so many different kinds. Mine was an older Crosby Sofride, and I used it for dressage, XC, stadium, fox hunts, trail rides, camping, team sorting, you name it! Would still have it had my horse not gotten too wide for it.