Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
^^ Personally, any new leather saddle under $700 will most likely be an import and to be avoided. the first saddle you showed can't possibly have conchos made of sterling silver - possibly clad over some other metal, but certainly not sterling. Secondly, on that saddle, 22 pounds is pretty light for a quality leather saddle. Lastly, at that price, and to include a headstall and breast collar, makes me seriously doubt the quality of the leather and tree.
The second option is no real different then the first but I like the stirrups better.
The Albetta is a synthetic and most likely made better then the other two - if you like synthetic.
As smrobs posted, if you want a quality saddle at the price you are looking at, go used.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
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