Are close contact saddles good for jumping?

Are close contact saddles good for jumping?

Close Contact Saddles The close contact saddle typically has a narrow twist, low-set pommel, forward flap and a shallower seat than other types of English saddles, allowing for jumping.

What does close contact mean in saddles?

A close contact saddle is designed with a forward cut flap to help the rider get out of the tack and into jump position. Although flat work is possible in a close contact saddle, they are primarily used for stadium jumping or cross-country.

What is the difference between an all purpose saddle and a close contact saddle?

Close contact seats generally have a more shallow seat than a dressage saddle or an all-purpose saddle in order for the rider to easily stand up for the correct half seat position over the fence. One will see these in the jumper ring, hunter/jumper ring and in eventing.

What saddles are best for jumping?

Best Jumping Saddle

  • AceRugs Premium Black Leather English All Purpose Jumping Horse Saddle Tack Starter Package Set.
  • Arena Jump Saddle with HART.
  • Henri de Rivel Carmel Jumping English Saddle.
  • Bates Victrix CAIR Jump Saddle.

What is a total contact saddle?

The Total Contact Saddle Concept The Total Contact Saddle was designed to give the closest possible contact with the horse whilst keeping the security of stirrups. The minimalist design strips away unnecessary padding, tree, cantle and pommel to deliver direct communication between horse and rider.

Can you show in an all purpose saddle?

Consider a General Purpose Saddle For local shows and events, a general purpose saddle is acceptable. Just ensure that it fits the horse comfortably. A general purpose saddle with excessive knee roll or an excessive forward cut is not recommended. The best option is a saddle that fits you and your horse properly.

Whats the difference between a jump saddle and a GP saddle?

A jump saddle (close contact) usually has a flatter seat and the flap will be set up for a shorter stirrup to allow the rider to get clear of the horse’s back. A general purpose or all-purpose saddle will have a deeper seat and is made for a longer stirrup to make flat work more comfortable.