This saddle came directly from Rider's Choice and I've been told that the reason the saddle is of such poor quality is that the owner of Rider's Choice (who supposedly took pride in his work) recently died and since then the company has gone down hill. Apparently they showed photos of a decent built saddle (which I was suppose to get but didn't) and sent me a poorly made one of the same model. Where they really get you is if you return it they charge a ridiculous restocking fee plus return shipping, even though it's there fault the saddle is being returned to them. If I just didn't care for the saddle and wanted to return it I would have no problem with that policy. However, they didn't send me the correct saddle, so to me it should all be at their expense. I'd really like to have the saddle I paid for than to go thru all this paperwork with Paypal and Ebay
. From the feedback I read on Ebay they build a decent saddle, but when you start reading other reviews they're compared pretty much with the basement stuff. Actually, I have a Buffalo saddle (Mexico) that's built better than this saddle Rider's Choice sent me. I'll get photos of the saddle within the week so everyone can see for themselves.