I was wondering if it would be okay to jump my horse in a saddle like this: Unique John Leckie English Trail Police Saddle 17" Great Made in England | eBay
I am schooling 3'3", and I only have one saddle to do all of my riding in, and I would like to conserve it for shows. I do a lot of trail riding on the side, and I would like a saddle that is more suited for trails but would be fine to school in, too. However, I don't want to cause any problems for my horse in the future, so I am wondering if it is okay to jump in a saddle like this or not. From what I know, and what I can see from the pictures, it looks perfectly fine for jumping in (although not appropriate for shows), but I could be wrong. So, your opinions? :) I am on a pretty strict budget. A saddle like this would be perfect for trails (provided that I can pop logs and jumps) and hunter paces for me because of the dee rings and the fact that it isn't my show saddle, which is the only one I have right now.
On the subject of hunter paces, I did my first one a month ago and I had a BLAST! But again, I had to use the saddle that i would like to use primarily for shows, and I don't like having to constantly stress about it getting banged around. So like I said, a saddle like the one in the link would be amazing to have if I am able to trail ride and jump in it: aka, hunter pace.
Any opinions? Depending on what you guys say, I am going to purchase this saddle! :)