Greetings from the dressage forum. I have decided to get an all purpose saddle to alternate with my dressage saddle. I found out that it relieves the pressure on my sore hips to ride in a more forward seat. Going from a deep seat dressage saddle to a close contact saddle would be a shock, so I'm looking for a really comfortable all purpose or event saddle, new or used, that I could get for no more than $1,000. My horse is not hard to fit, medium tree, no high withers or anything.
Black would be preferable, since all my other tack is black. But it's not a deal killer.
I have a Passier A/P that I adore, on the PS Baum tree. It has fit quite a few horses and currently fits beautifully on my fairly average-backed little mustang. You can find them used for not a ton of money.
Loved my old Crosby AP, I regret selling it, but it was too narrow for my horse. Collegiate Senior Event is a MEGA comfy saddle, I'd have bought one but the flaps were too straight for jumping for my freaky things. Both are very affordable, used Crosby is around $400-500, Collegiate under $1k.