Synergist saddles also have a flare at the shoulder and you can usually find them used at good prices. I've got two and love them both. And I'll admit I'm a bit of a saddle hoarder...I have 10 or so saddles, and my Synergists are the ones I use most. They have a more traditional western style as well as the endurance and trail style. Something to take note of - For $199 Synergist will custom fit one of their used saddles to your horse... always a nice bonus if you buy online and the fit is a bit off. You won't be stuck trying to sell a saddle or having a large paperweight.
It's a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts! ~Nicholas Evans
Last edited by KarrotKreek; 08-06-2012 at 11:10 PM.