Hey everybody, I'm looking for a new saddle, and I've come across one that seems to meet my search criteria, but I've never heard of the maker before. Does anyone have any information on Brent Skills / Ansur saddles? The saddle is a used custom buckaroo ranch wade saddle and the owners only said it was made by Brent Skills/Ansur saddle makers. They're asking $450 for it, which makes me a bit wary as most quality wade/ranch saddles usually sell for more than that. I want to make sure what I may be getting isn't going to be a piece of junk.
So here is what I need answered.
1: Is this going to be a quality made saddle?
2: Do they generally make saddles that are comfortable and well fitting for the horse and rider provided the care is taken to insure that the proper sizes for both are met? ((Such as proper gullet/tree and seat size.))
3: I am going to be using this saddle as a training/working saddle, will it stand up to moderately heavy 'abuse' such as starting and breaking colts, long days of riding through all sorts of terrain, and working cows?
I would really appreciate any information anyone has on these saddles or this saddle maker! : ) Personal accounts, links to websites, anything helps!