So I have been riding the same horse for a while- and most likely will continue to do so unless the barn sells him- and a couple people who I ride with fit a dressage saddle to the school horse they ride and/or lease and it is their personal saddle. I'm tired of trying to ride dressage in Thumper's all-purpose saddle (possibly even a jumping saddle? Lol) and would like to someday invest in a dressage saddle. I'm looking for things in a price range of around $1000, give or take a little or a lot depending on quality, etc. Does anyone have reviews or suggestions about what some good saddles are? I'll post a couple that I've seen, but keep in mind that I know nothing whatsoever about saddle fitting, what a good dressage saddle would be, etc. This is a learning experience for me :). I've been riding dressage for 7 years and have not yet figured out what a good saddle is for dressage . So basically anything related to this would be helpful. All about saddle fitting, too .
Here are two I've seen...
Circuit Dressage Saddle:
A beautiful and correct dressage saddle available exclusively at Dover Saddlery. This dressage saddle has a soft supportive seat and a properly shaped knee roll to help the rider maintain correct position. (description)
(this one has a 3-day test ride- Dover Saddlery)
(Dover Saddlery - Quality English Horse Tack & Horse Supplies for the Equestrian.)
Henri De Rivel Dressage Saddle:
Anatomically shaped designed special envelop flocked panel that makes this saddle easy to fit and maintain. Features symmetrically controlled wooden spring tree with Lifetime Warranty, high quality French calfskin leather with long lasting channel stitching, generous thigh block concealed by an elegant long padded flap to give the rider both support and a close contact feel.
(Horse Tack, Horse & Equine Supplies - Statelinetack.com)
Thanks in advance!