Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Welcome to the forum, April.
I've owned a Corriente (there seems to be a lot of interest in them lately) and I've had good experience with the company and the saddle.
It may be that by your questions, you are expecting (hopefully) for a good quality to their silver. If that is the case, it sounds like they are telling you that it is adequate but not great and that you may be disappointed.
They make a well built, substantial saddle that has some nice tooling and a real good quality tree and leather but it is more user quality then show quality.
If you are looking to show more then just local shows, you may be better off looking for a quality used saddle then trying to make the Corriente work for you. There was a 16" Circle Y custom make show saddle on my Craigs list the other day - with bridle and breast collar - looked like new but they want $2K for it.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.