Who out there has a Corriente Saddle (Anthony, New Mexico) and are you happy with it? If not, why not? If so, what do you really like about it?
Smrobs, if you read this, I know you got one a while back. How's it working out for you and your horses?
I am not a wealthy person and can't afford a really top saddle, however, I do not want to waste money on junk either because I am rather choosy and will not be happy with something junky. I really don't like most used saddles for the same reason- I take care of my stuff and I don't want to buy someone else's neglected/abused tack. I would rather spend money on a new one and baby it.
In other words, I have caviar taste with a beer budget. I have been thinking of getting a Corriente, but before I contact the company and get serious, I want to do some research first.
My last two saddles came from Rider's Choice on eBay. Their top-of-the line versions (which are about the same price range and the Corrientes I believe). The first one I LOVED, and still love. I loved it so much I ordered another one just like it. The second one looks like it was put together by an amateur and it doesn't even fit my horses the same. Ugh!
I would like to sell a couple of the saddles that I really don't use and get a nice one in the $1000 (or less price) range.
What do you think?
PS. I am pretty sure I want a Wade tree.