So I've been in the market for a dressage saddles for a while. Just recently I found one for sale that fit all my criteria and more. It was a
M. Toulouse Genesis Aachen Saddle with a genesis tree (fully adjustable down to a milimeter if need be) that came with all the tools to do it and a how to dvd, is brand new from the store with tags still on it $1500.
Is this a good deal? I know nothing about brands I've always just picked a saddle that was comfy and fit, but around my parts we don't have dressage saddles and we don't have them in my size (I ride dressage in an AP) so I need a bit of help. I don't show and have little intention of ever doing so but due to my injuries the only way I'll be able to ride english again is to get a dressage saddle because of the knee/thigh support. When I get a new horse I want to continue dressage for pleasure so the saddle would be able to adjust to my current horse and my eventual new one. My instincts tell me it's a good deal but I just wanted to see what everyone thought.
Also: What parts from an AP saddle are useable in a dressage saddle? Like I suppose the stirrups would be because a stirrups a stirrup in my mind. But what about the girth, or the stirrup leathers?
Any help is appreciated!!!!!!