Purchasing a saddle?
Hello! I've been taking English riding lessons for a year and a half at a stable that houses about 17 different horses. I am wondering if and when it would be beneficial to purchase my own personal saddle? I am not looking to buy a saddle now by any means, but I do plan on showing this summer (which is also something I know very little about). A lot of the more experienced students bring their own saddles to their lessons, and I am starting to think that is probably a good idea, as I often spend half of my measly half-hour lesson simply trying to get used to the feel of the saddle of the horse I'm riding. However, I am sort of confused about how I would even go about purchasing my own personal saddle to use. Like I said, I have only recently gotten into the equestrian scene, and I still hardly know anything about it. So any directly or indirectly related advice would be much appreciated. :)