A "normal English saddle" could be a saddle seat saddle, (for riding gaited horses) of which there are several styles- but in general have a flatter seat and longer, wider flaps and usually a cut back pommel to allow for wither clearance and riding in a very up right neck carriage. Or it could mean a dressage saddle, for which there are several styles, but which generally have a deeper seat and longer flap and often have exposed knee rolls and or thigh blocks. Or a forward seat jumping saddle, which can have extremely forward curving flaps, and a medium deep or flatter seat. Or a well padded cross country jumping saddle, which can have a medium or deep seat. Or a close contact jumping saddle that will have a smaller lower flap (not visible when it's on the horse) and less padding with a medium or flatter seat. Or a straighter flap for a flat showing equitation saddle, I could go on and on. Generally, a hunter saddle, for showing a field hunter, will closely resemble or be identical to a cross country eventing saddle. I'd suggest ordering a saddle with a medium forward angle to the flap, and a medium to deep seat as that is the more modern trend in style for showing a hunter. Most hunter saddles have extra Ds on the off side, behind the flap to accommodate a sandwich pouch. (You can see the same kind of sandwich pouch pictured on the side saddle page, as ladies would join a hunt in side saddle.) Sandwich pouches are often still seen "in the field" but not so much in a show ring. Although they are not wearing the pouch, you can usually still see the extra Ds on a show ring hunter's saddle. The extra Ds have become more of an option on modern hunter saddles, however, so it's not an absolute thing. Generally, a hunter is shown in just a saddle and a mild bridle, and maybe a breast collar or pony crupper, but no training aids. A jumper, however can wear all sorts of gadgets, like a figure-8 noseband, a gag bit, running or standing martingale, boots, belly guard girth, etc. A cross country eventer will usually have a brightly colored square pad, with matching colors on boots which will match the color of the rider's protective vest, and maybe some color on the breast collar. Hunter's will have muted, or natural colors. Black is reserved for dressage, hunter and jumpers and XC want brown saddles, saddle seat saddles can be black, brown, or natural color.