I went to pay for the saddle today since the store is closed Sunday and Monday. I asked if they knew what the lowest price was that the owners would accept and I got a good surprise.
They would take $200. I also had dropped off a bunch of stuff in December that I didn't feel like trying to sell on my own. It turns out that I had several things sell so we credited that sum to the saddle.
After a 10% tax, the total was just over $200. I am so happy. I saved $80 off of the asking price. I've been grinning like an idiot since I left the place. I dropped off my Big Horn there for consignment as I don't have the motivation to actually sell it myself.
Unfortunately, my dressage pad did sell, so now I am buying a new one. But that's okay. I really can't complain about getting to shop more. I am ordering my shims right now and hopefully next week I can order my girth.
Yay!!! Happy happy happy dance!!
Also, here are a couple of other photos. These are more 'fitting' photos. You can see where the back of the saddle needs shimming to match the shape of his back. The front looks nearly okay. There are a couple of inches of space for the withers and I can see a good amount of light through the channel.
Proud owner of ~Mana: 6yo Arabian gelding~Pearl 13yo Arabian~Danzer 14yo Arabian mare~ Tiny mini filly