Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I've jumped many times in my dressage, not huge, but a bit over two feet, mainly cross country style tires and logs and low barrels. Wouldn't compete it in, but if you just want to jump over a log, or do a low cross rail, it's fine. To me, it's also far more comfortable and secure for trails. If you had huge knee/thigh blocks you couldn't jump well though.
Some saddles suit different people though. Some people love dressage saddles, others despise them, and some love all purposes more than anything. Either way, try and sit in it, and ride in it if you can. Try and stick to well known brands.