Ditto to what everyone has said.
Look for a used name brand saddle that has been taken care of. I'm actually finding the older a saddle is, the longer it will last (provided the owner took care of it). Mostly just because they made things good back then. We have an original Tex Tan barrel saddle that's about 50 years old now. The leather is still absolutely perfect on it.
Billy Cook, Tex Tan, and Circle Y would be my top 3 that I would recommend.
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