Originally Posted by BarrelRacingLvr
I have 2 and love them........I just ordered the basic model and stayed under the $1000 by just a few 10s. It cost me extra for the Aluminum Stirrups and the Black wrapped horn. If I wanted the metal laced back or exotic seat I would have had to go into the Gold Series which is over $1000. If you want custom like that it WILL be over $1000 and the saddle looks in GREAT condition.
So IMO.....if you like the saddle buy it. It looks to be in great condition. But if you want a new one for under $1000 you will have a plain saddle with very few things you can change without bumping up the price to over $1000. Also would be a good choice if you didn't want something super fancy.
The cheapest one on their website with alum. Stirrups ist $1200. The options she's added (per her email) are the lacing, extra D-rings, a 5" cantle, the 2-tone leather, and the back cinch with hoofpick carrier.
A couple of those options I would have done without, but the rear cinch, and the stirrups would be a must. A friend of the gal we bought the horse from bought a saddle with similar options recently for over $1500 new.
The real hold up is waiting for word from the seller about paypal. Buying something like this is risky, so I won't buy it unless I have paypal.
I appreciate your opinions on the brand. They were helpful.