I have herd nothing but good things about Blackburn saddles. My friend owns one and swears by it, she said if I see one for sale, and pass it up, I am crazy. I've ridden in her A/P and it was like heaven. If my horse didn't hate English saddles, or saddles in general as he is SO hard to fit, I'd ride him in one as my primary saddle. She also has Synthetic Blackburn she say she wouldn't trade for the world.