OFF TOPIC: Westfall Horsemanship
*head desk* Really? A swivel snap fro $8 that you can get at any hardware store for half the price. Gah!
Semi off topic:
I love the look of the pointed square cornered skirts. But like saddlebag said they curl and the points on the front of the skirts get ruined if you don't always have a rack handy to set it on or lay it on it's side rather than tipped up on the front end.
And finally back on topic:
Since Fn'B found the maker I would go that route rather ordering through her website if you are dead set on that saddle. If they are going to charge $8 for a $3 swivel snap who knows what the mark-up on the saddle is.
I agree that a used Bob's or Continental might be your best bet especially if you want re-sell it down the road.