Ok, I am looking for a western saddle that is in the range of $150-350, maybe a little bit more than that if I have more work. But I don't actually have a horse, I am just riding my BFFs 5 year old gelding that we think is part Arabian and training him. I want a saddle that will last at least 5 years, but it doesn't have to be all that great because when I graduate and have a little bit more money I would like to buy a better one. Anyways, I am clueless on the whole saddle stuff. I always ride in my riding instructors pretty nice saddle, but of course it isn't at my BFF's house so I am looking for one of my own. So advice would be nice. The saddle we are using right now on him seems a bit too big for him and seems to ride up on him when we are loping.
At our tack shop I found a new Fabatron Ladies Trail saddle for $430. They let me buy it and then if it doesn't fit I can return it. It fits a lot better than the saddle I was riding him in, but it still may be a little off, I don't know. So I was wondering if yall could look at these pics and see if it looks like it fits and also if I got a good deal on the saddle if it does fit.
Thanks for the advice!! :)