My friend wants to start riding English, and I'm helping her find a saddle. She has only ridden Western before. I know what I like, but I need to be careful and try to help her get what will work best for her, not me
She will be riding arena flatwork and flat trails with few obstacles. She wants to feel secure and comfortable. She has short legs, and her horse is medium/wide to wide.
Any suggestions or personal experience that might help guide us towards a more VSD-type flap with straighter leg-position or a more A/P flap with more forward leg-position?
My riding style, body type, and the terrain I ride is very different from what she'll be doing, so I'm little help to her on this.