I've been looking for a new training saddle for western schooling. A lot of the models I've been looking at, are roughout leather instead of the smooth.
I generally prefer smooth leather, but the roughout is kind of starting to grow on me.
So, if you have a roughout leather saddle, how do you like them, vs smooth leather?
How do they wear and last? Do they take the same cleaning routine, smooth leather would?
My only hesitation on them, is I've seen how some older ones smooth out where your legs would be, and although you can't see it when you're riding, it still just doesn't look good... Opinions on that?
I've been looking mainly at Billy Royal and Circle Y saddles, along with a couple others.