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post #1 of 10 Old 03-26-2011, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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Is this a jumping GP or dressage?

Ok I don't have any photos but I can describe it really well. I know it is a wintec 2000 I was told it is a dressage but someone else said it is a GP. So I looked at both on google and the GP has 3 points and the dressage 2. Mine has 2 points and short flaps. My saddle also has long points the GP only has short ones I will upload a photo when I can
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-26-2011, 03:11 AM
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Are the flaps straight cut or forward cut? That is the most distinct difference between a jumping and dressage saddle.
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post #3 of 10 Old 03-26-2011, 11:21 AM
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By points I am assuming you mean billets? The AP/GP saddles have three short billets and take a long girth. The Dressage models have two long billets and take a short girth.

As mentioned above, AP/GP saddles will have forward cut shorter flaps for a shorter stirrups, and Dressage saddles will have straight cut longer flaps for longer stirrups.
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post #4 of 10 Old 03-26-2011, 12:51 PM
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I've got a Wintec 2000 Pro and it's a GP saddle with a longer dressage style type of flap on it. It's also got 3 short billets and takes a long girth.
This is what it looks like:
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post #5 of 10 Old 03-26-2011, 01:33 PM
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I say it is an All Purpose. It is an inbetweener of a Jumping and a Dressage.

Personally I go by VSS, or S, or VS, or VSD - I'm not quite understanding what you all mean by GP and yadda yadda?

I'd say the Wintec 2000, is a VSS. Which is an All Purpose Saddle, emphasised towards jumping. The Wintec 200 still has a deep seat found in dressage saddles, and still has the stirrup bars placed in the middle to allow the rider to do both disciplines.

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post #6 of 10 Old 03-26-2011, 01:45 PM
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MI From the way I take it it and understand it, A/P and G/P are petty much the same thing. I found for me personally, to help with 2-point, and over all position, a close contact works for me, I do understand though that it depends on the rider/horse combination.

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post #7 of 10 Old 03-26-2011, 06:27 PM
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MIE (minion?? :P) - GP = general purpose AP = all purpose. Haha no fancy science behind it :P
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post #8 of 10 Old 03-26-2011, 06:57 PM
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What does VSS, S, etc stand for? I've always heard of AP or GP?
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-26-2011, 08:47 PM
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VSS are the german initials for an AP that has forward flaps for jumping. VSD is an AP with longer/straighter flaps for more Dressage work.

AP = All Purpose
GP = General Purpose

Both are the same. AP is the American term and I believe GP is the British term.
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post #10 of 10 Old 03-27-2011, 03:30 PM
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Ok I don't have any photos but I can describe it really well. I know it is a wintec 2000 I was told it is a dressage but someone else said it is a GP. So I looked at both on google and the GP has 3 points and the dressage 2. Mine has 2 points and short flaps. My saddle also has long points the GP only has short ones I will upload a photo when I can
I have a wintec saddle kind of like what you are describing, it has three billets and shorter flaps. Mine is an all purpose but I use it for flat work (like Dressage). Yours might be an all purpose (GP).
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