I don't think I'll ever truly convert to English riding, BUT, I have always wondered, because I do think it would be fun to try an English saddle, what type would be best for my riding style if I ride western now?
I ride sort of balanced on my crotch and seat bones- I don't like saddles that give me a chair seat. I also ride with long stirrups And I ride more from balance without tons of weight in my stirrups. From what I've read, it sounds like a dressage saddle might be what I would be most comfortable in? I have also heard they have a deeper seat than other English saddles?
I just trail ride and wouldn't plan on doing jumps or anything. It would be more just to kick around the trails and have fun in.
And, I have always wondered......do they make English saddles for larger riders? I ride in a 17" western and weight about 200 lbs. But it seems like all the English saddles I have seen listed for sale have been small sizes. I know you add two inches to convert your western seat size to your English seat size....right? So I would need a 19" English....at least, right? Do they even make them that big?