Here are the brands I like that I have had experience with. These are in order, favorite first.
Court's: I love these saddles. You could probably get a nice new one.
Billly Cook: These are nice, too. Just make sure they are made in Sulphur, OK. You could probably get a new one.
Dakota: I've had 2 of these saddles and I was really impressed for the price. They sell for $700-$100 new, but I got one of the more expensive ones for LIKE BRAND NEW for only $400.
I haven't had any experience with Circle Y's but I hear good things about them.
Don't know what other people said about tex tans, But I just recently bought a new one and I got it for around $600, I think it was originally $1500, anyway I LOVE it. Someone told me that they didn't like tex tans but I really like mine, and I use it for barrel racing. Not sure what model it is though, Id have to look it up.