Thanks guys - I'll watch the saddle, and see if it stays in my budget range. I am pretty sure it will fit Dancer - I will have to use a wither builder on her because she is so downhill that any saddle I use on her will slide forward, I fear.
Nuisance - If this sale doesn't work out (and I'm not holding my breath), and if I ever get the chance to go to Wichita Falls, I may check this guy out. If he's anything like the guy in Cushing that I found through Craig's list, he may not have any 20" saddles, but he might keep me in mind (and my budget) and let me know if he runs across one.
Yup. Saw an ad on Craig's list for a used tack dealer in Cushing. I told my mom about him, and turns out she's acquainted with him (she lives in Cushing.) She called him Saturday, and while he doesn't have a saddle that will work for me right now, he'll put feelers out and see if he can find one in my price range. Weird thing is, he wants me to bring Dancer up there (not a problem) so he can see her for himself, and fit a few saddles to her so he knows more of what he needs to look for.
He says he's not a saddle fitter per se, but he's been in the horse and saddle business for 45 years, and it won't do his reputation any good if he sells me a saddle that doesn't work out perfectly. Best part is, according to my mother, he will buy back the saddle and/or trade with me for a saddle with a smaller seat when/if I manage to lose enough weight to need a smaller seat. How cool is that?
So, if this Ebay saddle's price runs up beyond my reach, there is hope for a decent saddle after all!
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