Air fit saddles all the way for me :) I love the Air system in a saddle. Anything else just feels uncomfortable for me. So by default I would never want to use a cheap saddle long term lol. I hate hate hate the feel of a wool flocked saddle. I know exactly what saddle I want to buy. Its just a matter of having the money.
Its looking like the lease on this mare isn't going to work anyway. The owner wont let me have her feet done by a professional farrier. He insits on his farrier who has no education about shoeing. I can not stand behind an owner who does not have the basics of his horses care such as proper shoeing and saddle fit as a top priority.