Just a question for all the experienced jumpers... Can you do very small jumps in a dressage saddle?
I have previously jumped (only small jumps like rasied logs maybe to 40cm high - little!) on school horses. Then I go my boys and haven't jumped since. (I'm much more confident on a school horse for some weird reason... think it's just cos I expect them to be bombproof and have done everything).
One of my boys has previously jumped successfully but has a long term hip problem so I haven't jumped him. And my newer boy is OTT so haven't jumped him.
But, I do want to start teaching him to jump, will start slow with trot poles, build to small logs for him to free jump etc... But, will I need to go and buy a jumping saddle or will a dressage saddle do for the mean time while jumping only very small heights?
And yep, I'm in the process of finding an instructor - however haven't yet successfully found ANY within two hours that do jumping. Meeting a new one tomorrow though so will ask her too - she's only 1.5hrs away!