I am going to have to purchase a new saddle for my horse - the one I have (brand new Billy Cook Trail Saddle 1536) is pinching his withers and making a mark on him. I have tried gel pads and an extra wood pad - he actually bucked yesterday with me...not a bucking fit but a little buck which for this horse was the same as having a wall eyed fit.
I borrowed a Tucker to try to see if I like them, I am considering purchasing one of theirs. I am also looking at Southern Trails. I am looking for comfort for my horse and myself like everyone else! I like my Billy Cook - it is wonderful but this particular one doesn't love my Red. I have also looked at the Steele saddles - wow they are nice and a stable buddy has one I can try.
What is your dream saddle - I basically trail ride for pleasure and would one day maybe ride in competitive trail so I need a saddle that is 30 lbs or so.