Any saddle can ruin a horses back, being ill fitted, bought a "cheap"saddle package once and ended up chucking it in the garbage with in a year.....problems with a cheap saddle ...low grade leather, bad stiching, my tree broke, was pulling off my sturrip leathers ( the only thing I could save from that piece of trash) and the bar cam off......i've be ridding in the same stubben for 15 years and would not trade it for the world
I have heard that Kincade saddles are crappy, but I have had two of their bridles (I gave one to a friend) and a breastplate w/ running martingale and they are really nice. =] I have had my bridle for almost 4 years and it still looks pretty new. I'm sure it would look a lot better if I cleaned it every now and then. Lol.