Most Popular English saddles?
I've been reading a lot on the forums here and some of the saddles mentioned are completely unfamiliar to me. So I'm really interested to hear what you all have to say regarding the title of this post.
Here in South Africa, we don't see a huge range of saddles. The ones I know of here are:
Pessoa, Prestige, Black Country, Ideal, Wintec, Bates, Kieffer, Tekna, GFS, Trainers. There are others, of course. A lot of people still ride in Jeffries, Lairds (though they're rare nowadays), Stubben, etc etc.
What would you say are the most popular English riding saddles in America/Europe and:
What makes them so popular? The quality? Are they very adjustable? The comfort? Do they fit a lot of different types of horses? Are they affordable?
It is not 'cool' to ride without a helmet! period.