All Purpose Saddles

All Purpose Saddles

All purpose saddles come in many shapes and designs. The general purpose style is ideal for casual riding, show jumping and lower levels of dressage. 

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All-purpose saddles - the all-rounders among saddles

The general purpose saddle is used in the English riding style. As the name suggests, the all-purpose saddles can be used in all areas of riding. If you are a leisure rider and do dressage work as well as jumping, then this saddle is just right for you. This saddle is also ideal for cross-country riders. It is also ideal for novice riders who do not want to commit to a particular discipline. In addition, the basic seat can be optimally adjusted. 

Size and shape

In contrast to a dressage saddle, the saddle flap of an all-purpose saddle is shorter, so it is also suitable for jumping. The seat is usually a little lower than in a jumping saddle, but the rear pommel is not as high as in a dressage saddle. The pommels offer the rider enough support without being too restrictive, whether in the ring or over fences. All-purpose saddles can have panels in different lengths, so that you may need a short girth for one style, but a classic long girth for another. Common saddle sizes are measured in inches and range from 16 to 18.5 inches. These sizes refer to the seat, because the saddle must not only fit the horse but also the rider. A seat that is too small would restrict the rider too much, while one that is too large would not provide enough support. Many riders then jam their leg to compensate for the insecure seat. 

Leather or synthetic saddle

The general purpose saddles in our range are either made of genuine leather or synthetic materials. Both have their advantages. Genuine leather is usually more durable and of higher quality, but it also requires much more care than the synthetic version. Synthetic saddles are also much lighter than the genuine leather version. The most suitable saddle pad for an all-purpose saddle is an all-purpose saddle pad. If you need extra padding you can use a gel pad or sheepskin pad.