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GP Saddles for Sale

Explore our collection of General Purpose (GP) saddles for sale, designed to meet the diverse needs of riders in NZ. At Auckland Saddle Fit, we prioritise quality, comfort, and performance to elevate your riding experience.

Browse our GP Saddle Collection

Explore our full range of GP saddles for sale, curated to meet the demands of riders in NZ.

Elevate your riding experience with quality gear from Auckland Saddle Fit.

New General Purpose (GP) Saddles

Secondhand GP Saddles

Whether you enjoy trail riding, schooling, or light jumping, a GP saddle offers a versatile solution for riders in NZ.

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Embark on a journey towards saddle comfort and performance, designed to accommodate the versatility of various riding styles. Schedule a professional GP saddle fitting session with us at Auckland Saddle Fit, and experience the harmony of a saddle fit tailored for you and your equine partner.

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GP SADDLE FAQs

Your GP Saddle queries answered

What activities are General Purpose (GP) saddles suitable for?

GP saddles are versatile and well-suited for various equestrian activities, including jumping, schooling, hacking, and basic dressage. They are ideal for riders who enjoy a mix of disciplines.

How do GP saddles differ from specialised saddles?

Unlike specialised saddles designed for a specific discipline, GP saddles are more generalised. They feature forward-cut flaps for jumping yet provide a comfortable and balanced seat for activities like schooling and hacking.

Can I use a GP saddle for dressage?

While GP saddles are not specialised for dressage, some riders find them comfortable for basic dressage work. However, for advanced dressage, riders may opt for a saddle specifically designed for that discipline.

Do GP saddles have knee rolls?

Yes, GP saddles typically have knee rolls, although they are smaller than those found on jump saddles. The knee rolls offer some support and security, making the saddle suitable for a range of activities.

Are GP saddles suitable for beginners?

Yes, GP saddles are often recommended for beginners and riders who are starting to explore different disciplines. They provide a balanced seat and versatility for riders to try various activities.

Why is a saddle fitting important?

A saddle fitting is similar to a car service. We want to address any small changes that could cause a problem, before they start. A well fitting saddle keeps the hard parts of the tree off the sensitive parts of the horse. It also keeps the riders weight kindly distributed throughout the tree and panel. When the balance changes, the saddle can start to move/rock and cause painful pressure points.

Saddle fittings are also used to pick out suitable saddle choices when you change your horse, or need a new (or new to you) saddle for an existing horse.

Don't forget, saddle fitting also incorporates how the rider fits in the saddle.

Can I share one saddle between two horses?

If the saddle is a suitable choice for both horses, then the answer is Yes. The widest horse is the one that must be fitted to, and then shim pads can be used to balance and fit the saddle to the second horse.

How often should I check the fit of my gp saddle?

Regularly assess the fit, especially if your horse undergoes changes in muscle development or conformation. It's advisable to have a professional saddle fitting at least once a year.

Auckland Saddle Fit recommends taking regular weight measurements around the girth area to check for weight/ muscle/ age/ work related changes, to help indicate when a fitting is due.

 

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