I think the cheapie saddles have come a ways from what people think they are. It's it fair to say that a cheap English saddle will cause damage to a horse because it wont fit. A big price tag on a saddle doesn't guarantee fit, and the price tag doesn't mean that the bad fit won't cause damage. A bad fit is a bad fit -- PERIOD.
That being said, yes one does have to question the quality of the craftsmanship, but really, let's really think this over. If people ran into problems, they complain and get refunds. Enough complaints, a company stops carrying it. The people leave bad reviews. I really doubt anyone would receive something poorly stitched or crooked or what have you and not send it back - cheap or not.
Or maybe I've just had good luck? The cheapie saddles I've come across look like they were made with the pattern of a fancier saddle but without the super high quality materials.
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