Apparently Courts is a more economically priced version and take off of Crates. They have been around for quite awhile. Hopefully they are decent because we went ahead and ordered one. We did try one on our horse at the store and a fitter person said it was good. We had to order one not in the shop because my husband wanted the cheaper version without all the bling :) I was hoping someone had some experience with Courts but too late now, the saddle is on it's way.
I checked out tack review and there were a number of good reports of Court's saddles under different categories. Thanks garlicbunny, I did not know there was such a website.
I feel relieved. I am sure the saddle will be more than adequate for the amount and type of riding we do.
When ever comes in the mail I will give an update.
Okay, we got our Court's saddle. It took a month longer than they said. My husband really likes it though. It seems to fit the horse, I keep checking to make sure it is not making him sore like our old, too small saddle. They did everything we asked for, or I should say took all the bling off to make it cheaper. But it is still a very nice looking saddle. My husband says it is comfortable.