Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Between two places in Canada!
• Horses: 0
My horse nor I need a custom saddle. He's an easy fit and I'm a pretty standard sized person. That being said, when I change horses, if my saddle doesn't fit it'll be for sale.
Horse first, saddle second. What if you buy a saddle with a medium tree, and buy a horse a few months down the road that's just a little too wide for it? Say you pay $4,000 for that saddle. Even lightly used, you're going to lose money. There are no solutions for a too-small saddle. If you're comfortable putting the money out for potential loss, go for it. But in this economy it makes little sense.
Besides, what harm does waiting do?