I had a thorowgood and it was just okay... It didn't fit my thoroughbred, it was a medium and still too wide, I had to use a wither pad and even then it was still a poor fit. I know a lot of people would suggest getting a more expensive brand instead, but I think as long as it isn't cheaply made and it actually fits, it doesn't matter what brand it is. I will admit that I am a sucker for Stubben though. They fit great 99% of the time and they look great too. You can usually find a good deal on used ones on eBay or Craigslist.
My current saddle is a dreaded no name. A lot of people cringe at no name saddles for one reason or another, but honestly, it's a great saddle. It's all leather, solid tree, and it FITS! As in, only a thin saddle pad required. It just proves that you don't need the right name on your saddle, you just need the one that fits your horse. And Val is right, your horse will still be growing for a few years, so I wouldn't go forking over a bunch of money for a saddle that will be outgrown.
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