I have been riding a TN gaited saddle for the past 4 yrs. I weigh 300lbs and love this saddle as it has never made me sore or my horses as I have used it on several. If you call the guy that owns TN Saddlery he will tell you where the saddle is made as I told him I wanted one made in the US of A and he assured me that the saddle I wanted was definitely made here. I have no doubt it was like I said I love it and as far as quality, comfort and sensibility go it is a better saddle (to me) than my friends who paid a heck of a lot more for theirs. I can't remember his name but call him as he is very knowledgable. The one I bought was an all leather western with hand tooling. Very good quality leather and workmanship.