Both of the saddles we got Sky were brand new.
Let's start with Western:
We had searched for months and months for a saddle that had enough wither clearance. We both wanted a lighter saddle on him since he was already so flashy and black or dark brown was just not that great on him.
Meanwhile he was borrowing a saddle and the lady riding him was still using my dressage bridle. Since basically EVERY headstall I found was horse size, and the larger breed ones were boooooring, I had them custom make a headstall. For some reason I wanted it in light oil with conchos and some bling. It ended up looking amazing
So then we searched for a saddle to match it...
Soonthereafter my dressage saddle, at the time, no longer fit my horse. When I came down to visit, we began the process of getting one proffessionally fitted. It was literally a 3 day process. On the second time to the tackstore, my friend spotted a really nice light oil Western saddle! We tried at least 4 or 5 different western saddles and the light oil one was BY FAR the most comfortable! We decided to bring it along to try on my horse.
The same day we tried about 50 types of dressage saddle and decided to tey 3 of them on Sky.
The next night we tried them all on Sky and sure enough the western and the dressage saddle I fell inlove with was literally a perfect fit. We were SHOCKED! But so happy.
We went halfsies on the western saddle and I bought the Dressage saddle myself.
Here is the Dressage one