This summer I'm going to teach my barrel horse how to jump! I'm pretty excited, but I figure I'm going to need a jumping saddle! Neither of us have ridden English before and I have a feeling both of us are going to like the change. If we ever do show it probably won't be until next year and it'll be only local shows, so nothing too fancy, and it won't be our 'main' thing.
What brand of jumping saddles are the best? I'm on a budget of about $200 I know it'll probably be not as good quality or as fancy. Also, I was wondering a little bit about bits... what kind of bits are popular in the jumping world? I know gag bits are popular in the barrel racing world.
I'll be talking to my trainer about this later, but I'd like an idea.