Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
I have one.
It's smooth leather because I don't like the look of buffalo and it's pretty grippy. I also got one with a square cantle instead of round. The seat is nice and deep, but in my opinion the seat sizes run a little small. Mine tips me forward ever so slightly (nothing major, barely noticable and easily fixable).
I would definitely go try them out and make sure you get the right size. Mine has fit every horse I have put it on so far - from a 17.3h clyde x to my 15.2h qh :]
-Melanie Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina