Thanks to some generosity on my DH's part, my saddle budget has increased and I find myself able to consider some additional options (had posted last week about Kimberly Vs Wintec westerns). Spent yesterday at KY Horse Supply checking out some options and have narrowed it down to two possibles at this point.
1 - used (and by used, I liken it to a "used" car with about 500 miles on it -- you get used price and new quality) Circle Y Flex2 Topeka.
2 - new High Horse (all leather, don't like cordura).
The price would pretty much be a wash, option one *might* end up being $50-100 more depending on whether they accept my offer (the consignments are all open to offers)