General purpose saddles are increasingly popular as they are incredibly versatile allowing the rider to compete in basic dressage and over small fences, they are also incredibly popular in the leisure riding community. GP saddles are often selected as they allow you to ride at dressage and jump length allowing you to compete in all round activities with your horse. When selecting a GP saddle, you firstly must consider the size, shape and build of your horse; Online for Equine always recommend using a qualified fitter registered with The Society of Master Saddlers as they will be able to assess your horses saddle requirements thoroughly. GP saddles are available in leather but also in easy care synthetic material. The sale of synthetic saddles has increased dramatically as they are extremely lightweight and easy to care for.