The quality is junk, but prices are cheap (I'm talking about tack, horse supplies like grooming etc are pretty much same in any store).
Sunny, I respectfully disagree that it depends on brand only. I strongly believe it also depends on what factory(?) the seller orders from. As strange as it sounds. I did buy same brands on horse.com and in Dover several years back (there were either boots or saddle pads), and they were different on touch and look when I compared side-by-side.
But the factories are run by the makers, not the site, right?
Very likely some manufactures have factories in several places, say US and China (India, Vietnam, etc.). Those products coming from China (India, Vietnam, etc.) can have different quality (even though they do quality control there). I think someone mentioned it about Bill Cook saddles too while back: 2 different places = 2 different quality.
Note - I do not know anything about Billy Cook saddles, just using the hame because it was posted.
But I have to assume that if they make some of their product in (using places given) China and some in the US they do not make half their XYZ model saddle in China and half of the same model in the US.
They have their cheaper models made in China and their more expensive models made in the US.
But same model of the same items should be the same.
Should not always equal to is.
Folks, I'm not arguing, I'm just saying that products of the same brand from horse.com looked different than same products from Dover and IMHO worth too (even though price difference was little). I don't buy anything but cheappy stuff (dewormers, brushes, etc.) from horse.com after that.