I have one saddle lined up to try out on my gelding and I'm so excited, I actually cannot wait to have a half decent jumping saddle. I've emailed about 6 people asking if they are interested in selling and I'm going to be talking to the saddle fitter/owner of my local tack store about buying a saddle on finance from them if this second hand one doesn't fit.
The second hand saddle I'm looking at is the latest model Wintec 500 close contact and I've been offered it fully mounted WITH a free matching bridle thrown in, on a payment plan so I can ride and show in it from Wednesday if it fits even though I won't have the full purchase price for a couple of months yet.
On the other hand if I buy new I'm going to get a Trainers Master CC saddle, they are $1500 brand new but Trainers saddles have a reputation for being well built and nice saddles for the price.
This is the horse:
This is the second hand saddle:
And this is the Trainers that I'm looking at:
I do have a question, and that is, which of these do you think looks like it would be the best fit for my boy? Bearing in mind I can have either one fitted to him if need be, though the Wintec I'm looking at is Cair so that would need to be removed and replaced if it didn't fit off the rack. Adding a good $200 to the total price.