In light of the fact that I may be getting a job tomorrow morning (interview for a job I'm super qualified for), I'd like to get some suggestions on saddles. I'm looking for maybe an endurance saddle, or at least something comfortable on long trail rides, with a deeper seat. I don't know how I feel about dressage saddles, but I would like something maybe with longer flaps so I can keep my stirrups longer. With or without knee rolls. I was looking at the Wintecs, we have an A/P in the tack room and it is very nice, I like the look of equisuede. I know there's some controversy over CAIR/ the interchangeable gullets, so I'd like some thoughts (preferably from TB owners) on how their horses particularly like the CAIR panels versus the traditional wool flocking. In general, the saddle shouldn't be too expensive (I'm thinking under 700, under 600 would be GREAT) since I'm not looking to show and don't need something show offy or glamerous.
Who even knows if I'm going to be buying a saddle, since the first thing I'm doing is getting Ice checked over by a vet (finally) to see how his legs look and I'm going to see if I can find a chiropractor that's not trying to get the barn to join a pyramid scheme. But yes, I would love to get some suggestions!