Thanks. There's really no where around here that sells them. Most tack/horsey type stores carry western one supplies. I have been looking on craigslist but most people don't know what kind it is they have...can give no advice on the 'tree' so I don't know for sure it will fit the horse I ride. I was looking to spend as little as possible, I know that sounds cheap...but the fact is, I don't own a horse. This is someone else's horse that I ride. I have been using her saddle, which is fine with her, but now there are other people at the barn that have been using her stuff and leaving it out, not taking care of it, etc...so she doesn't want to leave it out there. So now if I'm going to go out and ride, I have to tell her at least a day in advance so she has time to drive out there and leave the tack for me to use the next day. Just a big ole hassle. So I thought if I had my OWN stuff, then it would be LESS hassle. I found a saddle on craigslist for $75. It looked pretty nice, good condition etc...but I didn't like the color (call me superficial) but I think if I'm going to have my OWN stuff, it should be stuff that I LIKE...right?
Seems like the wintecs LOOK comfortable and it says stuff about the CAIR system they have which makes it sound comfortable for the horse. State Line Tack has some saddles that are under $300 that come with 'stuff'. There is even a 'kit' that comes with everything...what do you think? EquiRoyal Event Saddle Package - Statelinetack.com