SouthernTrailsGA, I looked at your website (assuming its yours :)?). The saddle you picture Is a trail saddle, not that I say you can't use that type of saddle for saddle training. But with youngsters if Its not durable and built for hard work It just won't last the first 90 days on 1 horses back. If I don't use a saddle designed for training, I go with a work saddle. That is designed for hard labor, specially considering my stud colt never seems to run out of fuel when he wants to put up a fight.
I do like the navajo but I've never heard of that saddle before? How long have you owned one, do they seem to fit your horses right? Do you find the seat to be comfortable? Thanks :)