The person who leases my horse is wanting to do a few games in the fair, I've always used my all around no-name saddle when we ran for fun; but now that I'm upgrading my every day saddle I'm wondering how much different it would be to get a barrel saddle.
Would it affect your equitation at all? (Sit you in a wrong spot/etc.) I would be practicing everything in it (we do flat classes, pleasure, patterns, trail, etc.)
On a related note what do you all think about Courts brand saddles? I think I remembered hearing good things about them, but it was a while ago and my mind is rusty. What would a good used courts run for?