For $1500 you can get something very nice - either new (medium range like MT, Collegiate, Bates) or gently used of pricey brand (BC, County, Passier). If you have tack stores in area (or may be saddle fitters who often sell saddles) I'd get a bunch and try them all on to find the best fit for both of you.
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