I'm in the market for a saddle for my mare. I've been borrowing my coach's Stubben for the past few months, and although I love it, I need to find one of my own.
A few questions:
My budget isn't super high for a saddle, which is why I'll probably buy used. I'm hoping to spend no more than $2000 (just the saddle, I have my own girths, breastplates and stirrup irons/leathers, saddle pads), but would prefer to go lower. Can anyone recommend a good saddle brand that is easy on the wallet, but still good quality? Lkewise, any brand I should avoid? I ride english, mainly hunter, but also have an interest in persuing dressage and eventing, so something all purpose would be best.
Custom made saddles - are they worth it? Custom made isn't in my budget at the moment, but if the best option, I will save my money and go this route.