I am an exercise rider while at college, which is a great way to get your horse fix btw. But I ride english by nature, and I come into some problems when faced with the hordes of people that ride Western. Currently at the barn I ride at now, they ride solely western. Most of the horses are trained in English, and the owners of the facility are solely Western but offered to pitch in some money (under 100) for me to find an english saddle that I could use on their horses (and the other horses I ride up to 15 a year). Not about to give up an opportunity for a virtually free saddle. Since you may ask, Western and I just don't get along, try as I might, English is more soothing to my body than Western is.
I come here to ask what type of saddle fits a wide variety of horses?
I currently have a wintec that I use on my TWH, but I would like to have a saddle that I can just throw around. Through out the year I work with Stocker breeds like Paints and Quarter horses, and will be working with friesians within the next few weeks.
I understand that a poorly fit saddle does more harm than good, and I am aware of how to check to see if the saddle fits. I just would like to have an english saddle on hand.
What should I be weary of when buying a used saddle for under 100?