Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
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In my experience, whether it's an English or Western starter set, they have all been very poorly made and with really inferior leather. Most likely the tack was made in India and the quality is poor.
You would be better off looking for a used quality made saddle that will typically be worth what you paid for it when you go to resell it. In that price range or a little more, you may find a Collegiate, Crosby, Blue Ribbon, Wintec, or others.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.