Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
I love my aussie saddle. It's comfortable, lightweight, comfortable...lol. It's more secure than a western saddle, IMO, and distributes the weight just as well. It forces you to sit in a position closer to a dressage saddle, but once you get used to it, it's remarkably comfortable. An aussie saddle also gives you closer contact than a western, which is nice.
As far as jumping in a dressage saddle, you can do it, but from what I've heard, it isn't comfortable. You're in completely the wrong position to jump when sitting a dressage saddle, so it's harder on you and the horse.
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