Originally Posted by farmpony84
My first saddle was an argentine made all purpose that I bought for the entire package (girth and stirrups with leathers) for $125. It lasted about 20 years.
Actually Argentinian saddles are not bad at all IMHO. Bunch of pricey brands are made there as well. I tried one my neighbor has, which is 20-25 years old, and its still usable and I'd say not all that bad (besides the size, my butt and legs don't fit into 16 seat well enough). However I HIGHLY doubt this particular saddle is made in Argentina!