I have 4 saddles from Schleese saddlery (located in Canada but goes all over the world) and was happy with them.
Then my new horse, Roo, started getting worse and worse in dressage until finally he reared with my trainer, which is 100% out of character for him. We looked at his saddle and even to my untrained eye it was bad. So we had a different Fitter come out and she confirmed that TWO of our saddles were awful and just...wrong. So much so that I have to buy a BRAND new custom saddle for Roo. This will take 10 weeks to get in. I have FOUR MAJOR SHOWS coming up, the first of which is in two weeks. The second a week after that. The next two are out of state.
So thank you Schleese saddlery, for making saddles with staples that are obvious and a bar in the tree that literally stabs my mothers horse. We needed that.