Focus on California Saddle Seat
Saddle Seat is a style of English riding designed to show off high stepping action and differs considerably from other styles such as hunt seat and dressage. To the casual observer the rider sits well back in the saddle, carrying his or her hands higher than in other disciplines. Riders in equitation classes are penalized for leaning forward to any significant degree. Saddle Seat saddles have a cut-back pommel and are flatter than other English saddles.