My new horse goes both english and western so I thought I would like to try riding english (I hope to take lessons this winter). I have never ridden english and know absolutely nothing about english saddles. I would like to one day maybe in the distant future try dressage but I have no desire to ever show. I ride just for fun and do mostly trail riding. I am totally confused by the different styles of english saddles. I really like the look of dressage saddles but don't know if they would be suitable for every day riding. What kind of an english saddle should I be looking for? Is one type more comfortable than another? Does one give you a more secure seat than another? I really need help.