Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northwestern, WA
I have a County and Crosby. They're both nice saddles, but I just have to say, I LOVE my County. It's really well balanced and the tree and flocking are really, really good. The leather and stitching have held up really, really well, and the stirrup bars are set exactly in the right spot, so my leg ends up right underneath me instead of way behind or way in front. Plus, it helps that the seat is really soft. It was WAY worth the money I paid ($1900), and I think you could probably get one for cheaper than I got mine for, if you happen to have a horse that doesn't have the back of an obese baby elephant (not that my horse is fat, but she's flat and wide). Anyway, best of luck finding a saddle!
PS. One to avoid is Eldonian. It's not well known, but if you come across one, DON'T buy it. I had one for a bit and the leather sucked and it forced me into a chair seat. Plus the flocking was all lumpy.
Peace, Love, and Ponies of all shapes and sizes.