These saddles are meant for jumping and may have heavy knee rolls which give the rider maximum security.
Close-contact forward-seat saddles eliminate the bulky knee roll. Cut-back – used on gaited horses as well as Morgans and Arabians which move with much animation or lift of the legs.
This movement combined with an arched neck and head set tends to move the centre of balance of these horses somewhat further back from where it is normally found. Cut-back Saddle Dressage – has a deeper seat with leathers positioned under the deepest part of the seat.
This allows the rider more exactness of leg position for riding a highly schooled dressage horse. All purpose – allows the rider to use the same saddle for all kinds of riding. The all purpose seat is probably the best English saddle for the novice as it is the most versatile. Jumping Saddle Parts of the English Saddle Equip.
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