Thank-you for aiding me in our search (and putting up with my rant!)
I have been eye balling the tucker saddles, Ratherbe.
Ariat..Smrobs - Interesting! Corriente is a brand I have very little knowledge of, but that does look like a nice saddle so that gives me another word to search for at least. Maybe I'll come up with something there.
So I have also moved on to looking at Martins. I haven't looked much since I'd need to sell a kidney to outfit all of my horses in Martin saddles. I did find a nice barrel saddle with a 7.5" gullet, $1300. Like I said, I'd rather buy something in the $700-$800 range but if this could fit then it would be worth it.
Chelsea, I have looked into treeless and I have really thought about it for Image. I would want to ride in one before I committed, however, I do not know anyone with one. But hey, if a buckskin shows up via UPS if you could just try those Billy Cooks on him so that I can order an exact match should one fit... that would be great! :)