To much to ask for? I think not!
I have been looking for a saddle for my gelding for four years now. Granted, the search has been on and off, delayed some due to lack of funding and mostly, slowed down by purchasing a saddle to say "yup, that isn't going to fit..." waiting 3-4 weeks until it sells to use the funds to buy another saddle to say "nawww, that doesn't fit him either".
I would be being modest to say that he has tried over twelve saddles.
Crates, Big Horn, Circle Y, Billy Shaw, Simco, Fabtron, 2 customs & handfuls of "no name brand or less quality name brand" saddles that someone has brought by to try on him...
He fits his Warmblood sized dressage saddle beautifully and I have been practicing barrels in that - how is that for fun on a horse who bucks through a pattern?
So here I am with $1,200 saved up and a some more if we need it. Looking at saddles and not finding anything that I like. I really would rather pay $700-$800 for something used. I train horses and there is a pretty good chance that he isn't the only one who will use this saddle. So there is a pretty good chance that this saddle will be drug across a tree on the trail something so "new" scares me. But if I had a dollar for everyone who has told me that we should be able to find something to fit for this budget!
Does anyone have a big ole Quarter Horse who needs very honest FULL bars, flared bars or the like? Any saddle suggestions? Anyone want to go saddle shopping?! Baha!
He is a 15.3hh Appendix Quarter. This shouldn't be so hard but seriously, nothing fits him. I haven't tried a Billy Cook yet. I was kind of eyeing them next. Or a newer full quarter Circle Y.