I'm in desperate need for a new saddle, but when I looked in the local tack shop, there wasn't much to pick from that would fit my mare and it all was well over $1000 for a leather saddle. So I took to looking online. Note, I'm not %100 sure on saddle measurements at this moment but I am going to double check before I order anything)
This one I found:
King Series Charleston Saddle Package - Statelinetack.com
Which I like because the gullet is larger and if it doesn't fit, there is a lot of extra stuff to sell with the saddle so higher odds of getting my money back. I also know of several people who ride a lot of different horses with a lot of different people, so I'm not worried about selling it. Just I haven't heard the brand before and it doesn't say seat size.
Then this one:
Fast Turn Western Barrel Saddle Med Oil - Statelinetack.com I really like this one, but I'm not sure it'll fit my mare. Semi QH bars seems like it might be small for my broad, flat backed mare. But a big time barrel racer lives in my building and would be able to help advertise it if I want to sell it. As of right now, today, this one is my favorite.
This one I was hoping for a deeper seat than the saddle I have now, but If it actually is that nice and fits, I'll take it for $400.
King Lancaster Show/Trail Sdl w/Silver - Statelinetack.com
So my question is, are any of these saddles worth it? Its dealing through State line, which I've never done before, but I assume I can send it back if it's faulty. And I think I can re-sell, but I just want to ask around for people who have more experience saddle shopping and shopping online.
Good idea? Or bad idea and don't buy a saddle here?