I'm trying to find a saddle for my QH/Arab, he's been fitted, so I know what will work. My husband is of the opinion that I should just order a $2,000 Bob Marshall, but frankly we do NOT have that kind of money so I'm not sure where he thinks that would come from. I've been reading, researching, etc. and learning that some of the older Circle Y and Billy Cook are some of the better ones. I've sat in some Billy Cooks at the saddle shop and love them but they are a little out of my price range.
I'm using a Simco now and I hate it. It's so uncomfortable that I feel like I've been riding my bike for 50 miles after using it for 30 minutes.
What are some good name brands of quality saddles (other than those I've already listed above) and what are some brands we should steer clear of? We're just shopping used and locally right now.