Plain flap saddle or knee rolls?
I am on the hunt for a new close contact english saddle (I recently was notified that my saddle no longer fits my horse, so until I get a new saddle, I will be devoting myself to bareback).
I am looking for a used Collegiate close contact saddle with NO knee rolls (plain flap). I have heard that a saddle with no knee rolls may help the position, and I have also heard that it doesn't. If I use a saddle with NO knee rolls, what will that do for my position? I know many riders who jump (pretty good, actually!) in a saddle with no knee rolls. What is the difference?
Is it just a personal preference? Which one should I buy?
Any type of advice is appreciated. :o)
Please keep in mind that I have been jumping for a couple years and have somewhat of a strong leg!
It's a lot like nuts and bolts--if the rider is nuts, the horse bolts!