Originally Posted by tinyliny
Dressage girths and English girths are totally different for the most part. Dressage girths are almost the same length as western for the same horse. The billets (correcsponds to the latigo) on each side of the dressage saddle are usually about as long as in a western saddle when cinched up. Your dressage girth might be a little shorter than the w cinch.
What kind of dressage saddle is it, and what size? Black? Brown?
You need to get stirrup leathers too?
You may find that you will want to buy some half chaps. If you have ever ridden in jeans in an English or dressage saddle, you may have experienced how the stirrup leathers can really pinch your calves when you post the trot. Half chaps or tall boots take care of that, and they look cool, too!
It is a Cambridge that is what is says on the plate on the back "Cambridge International for English Saddles". 17" Black and yes I also need stirrup leathers.
Yep, I'm going to get everything slowly, I don't really need everything right at once. But there is a place in town that has nice pairs of tall English boots that are like brand new from ten to thirty bucks so I'm going to see if I can find my size there.
Kitten_Val: I don't plan on competing or anything I wanted an AP saddle but this one I got for a steal. I will look up dressage pads and see what I come up with though if the other English pads don't fit it very well.
Edit: Thinking I should switch his color for english. I love the green on him, but can't find anything that will work for my saddle. Would it be bad to put purple on a boy horse? Lol