A month ago I suggested to Paint Girl that we thinking about going in together and purchasing an English saddle to share. Her trainer friend brought over a used English saddle this weekend for us to check out and possibly buy. Note: the saddle pictured above is not the saddle we are potentially buying. The friend's saddle is not a brand name saddle or anything fancy, but we are excited about the prospect. I often rode my ponies hunt seat as a child, but have not fit an English saddle to a horse in years.
Me as a teen riding my Arabian/Appaloosa pony, Saberdance.
Would you recommend an all-purpose, a dressage, or traditional jumping saddle? I doubt we will be doing much jumping. However, before we purchase it, does anyone have any suggestions about English saddles in general?