I'm looking for a dressage saddle on a budget. I've seen the Thorowgoods mentioned several times as a great saddle for a developing horse. Granted I would love a Passier or similar branding, but my budget is about 500. So i'd get a very used one or a newer cheaper saddle. I'm not a fan of wintec/bates anymore... in recent years I feel their craftsmanship has jumped off a cliff.
So what are your thoughts on the Thorowgoods? Do you like the fish(sp?) system?