Originally Posted by jazzyrider
i would say though that they biggest thing you need to look for is the fit of the saddle. One of the saddles I currently have is a 16.5" status synthetic saddle and while it isnt an overly expensive one, it fits like a dream and is incredibly comfortable for me and my horse. And as long as you look after theses saddles, they will last quite some time. I've added a link to a page about status saddles. My saddle is the same as the one on the left of the page.