I just found the interesting comments about TN Saddlery that needed clarification. It is not possibe to produce a saddle in the US to sell for $299 to $499. TN Saddlery has designed and created the specs for an imported saddle that has garnered 100% feedback for over 10 years on ebay. If you don't want to spend over $500 and you don't want used, they are a great source for a moderatly priced light weight quality saddle. Most women don't want a saddle that weighs 30 pounds or more. Most of our imported saddles are in the low 20's. A wood or plastic tree weights about 8 to 9 pounds. A reinforced fiberglass tree weights about 3 pounds. Imported doesnt have to be a "bad word" if the quality is good. TN does produce American made saddles that start at about $800.00. If you are looking for a quality light weight or American made, they are worth looking into because of their great quality and feedback for the money....I should know, Im Rich from TN Saddlery. Thanks for your time, Back to my imported computer now!