I have been having major saddle issues with my Billy Cook Trail 1546 saddle. I sent it back to BC to evaluate after it left marks the size of the saddle bars on my geldings back. I shipped it to them 3 weeks ago today and they have had it since the following Wednesday and still no word from them on it.
I have looked at a bazillion saddles trying to find something that will fit Red.
A stable mate has a Steele and I tried it on Red one day. I found this Steele saddle on line this week and drove 2.5 hours to try it on my boy. I am sure Red thought "you hauled me this far to ride 10 minutes?" He is a good boy about hauling though. I asked some people on line what they thought about the fit and then bought it. I went and picked it up today. It is a 9 year old Steele Old Timer and I got it for $500 and that included a neoprene girth, leather breast straps and a Fabri-Tech gel pad.
If it works out I will keep it. If not, it is going! If you read this far I wish you my best wishes (it is a really GOOD wish) and an oatmeal cookie with a cafe au lait.