I was wondering about these saddles as well. I seen them in a tack shop locally. This tack shop is the one that sells all the impoted crap that does more harm than good. They had a couple of Saddlesmith saddles there and they looked ok. But I wasn't sure if they looked good compared to all the junk sitting next to them or if they actually were better..lol. By no means they do not compare to a higher quality saddle like a custom or a Martin(at the time that was what I was looking at for a barrel saddle, the Sherri Cervi models). But at least they seemed to be a step or two above the imported crap sitting next to them.
I used to have an old Cirle Y barrel saddle I used for starting colts and and I have seen a few Martha Josey saddles float around for the same price. I would save the money for an older used saddle of quality. They always seem to have a higher resale if you decide to sell down the road.
I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.