Hello! I am buying my first saddle and have been doing a lot of searching and trying to figure out if I should go with a new Wintec 500 dressage saddle with CAIR or a used leather saddle. I found a JC Thompson Vienna II black leather dressage saddle in 17" seat, with Wide Tree. She claims its in great condition and that New it would retail at $1300.00 USA- she is asking 400$. I live in Quebec, Canada and it is very hard to find used saddles here so I was really excited when I found this saddle for that price; however I don't know much about Jorge Canaves saddles except that they are quality saddles made in Argentina that copy the top made saddles. I heard they also run narrow..? I am an intermediate rider and I am trying extremely hard to get myself better and better. I take 1-2 lessons a week and I now have a half pension so I am riding at least 4 times a week. I want good saddle that I can excel in and that can help me improve my position. I do not plan on showing any time soon, I simply want to be the best rider I can be and I want the saddle to get me there.