Those cheap starter sets are NOT good deals... They are made in asia on cheap fiberglass trees with cardboard stiff urine tanned leather. The leather color is painted on and does NOT accept oil very well, if at all. You're much better off saving up a little more money and spending $250-350 on a good used saddle, either European made leather or a synthetic, Wintec or Thorowgood.
"To be an equestrian in the classical sense is not just to be a rider. It is a position in life." --Charles de Kunffy
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