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  1. #1
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    Default Round cantle at H/J shows?

    Hello, I am an eventer with a black country wexford jumping saddle. It has a round cantle and I am wondering if it is suitable if I start showing my guy in H/J shows?
    Thanks!



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    Yes -- it's fine.
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    Most hunters/jumpers are show in brown tack and round cantles are rare, but it's unlikely that the judge will notice or care.

    If you do the hunters, remember that flashes are a no-no, as are boots or wraps of any kind on your horse. If you do the jumpers, you can pretty much use whatever you like, though.

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    For B shows I don't think it would be a big deal, but those are normally considered "all-purpose" saddles.

    Sometimes their seats can be a little too dressage-y (as in really deep) and the flaps slightly longer and not as forward as a close-contact jump saddle.

    Really, if fashion wasn't such a determining factor, it would be fine as long as it fit you and your horse well.

    I showed in one when I was starting out on the local circuits and always pinned top three.

    If you put in a good ride, it shouldn't matter.
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    Ok, the saddle is brown but is more deep seated for eventing. Hopefully it won't matter, but I could always swap it for a square cantle if we get really into it!
    Thanks for the help.



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    Default wexford

    Do you think the quantum (or other close contact) would be better? The wexford is described as a jump saddle but does have the deeper seat. I would never be jumping anything really big. And the wexford gives you a little more security cross-country. Just trying to find one that works for all!



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    Go, have fun, don't worry about it. If you can find the jumps you are half way there.



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    the depth of the seat or the cantle on the saddle, or even the color of the saddle doesn't matter. It's how you ride the horse that is going to be the determining factor. If you can ride in a light, forward seat in your saddle, you should be fine.

    A rounded cantle isn't "in" but it shouldn't keep you out of the ribbons.
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    My County Innovation has a rounded cantle. It's fine.
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