I've always ridden western and have more recently decided to learn to ride english. My original plan was to learn mostly jumping and some dressage, so naturally I purchased an A/P saddle (the now-old Wintec 500 model) and rode my last horse in it for awhile, then purchased a new horse and continued on. There have been all sorts of complications involving injuries that I won't go into, but my confidence level took a little bit of a hit and adjusting to the new horse (who is also a bit more forward and spirited than my last) has added to that issue.
Also, I've since decided to head more in the direction of dressage and no jumping.
What I'm finding, though, is that I'm just not feeling very secure in my A/P saddle and have been riding a lot more in the western saddle because of that. I'd really like to be able to ride in an english saddle, though, to get the feel for it and just get miles in the saddle.
Do you think that I would feel more secure if I sold my A/P saddle and bought a dressage saddle? Or would it not be that different? I really am still pretty new to the english world and everything..but I know the deepness of the seat and such makes a difference, I just don't know what to look for when it comes to that.
Here's a picture of my model of saddle for reference:
Thank you so much for your time.