Another question...assuming whatever saddle I buy fits the horse well, does a more expensive saddle generally mean better for the horse? I want to get a synthetic, and the ones I'm looking at are in the $300-400 range. I assume that excluding really cheap saddles that might have crappy trees, the price generally reflects the quality in terms of looks and durability, rather than impact on the horse. Is that correct? Should a well-fitting $350 saddle be as safe for my horse's back as a $900 saddle with the right fit and right pads?
"...and may your life be filled with good horses." Buck Brannaman