Used Saddle question-Split skirt normal?
So looking at buying a used saddle and I was able to bring it home to look it over. Before I even got it out of the truck, I noticed that at the very back of the skirt, where it would rest on the horse's rear-end, the leather and sheepskin pad are split apart. In other words, if you had the saddle sitting on the horn, the skirt itself is split about 4-5 inches. Since this is my first horse and I've never purchased a saddle before, I'm wondering is this normal? It seems like it could keep on splitting and then the underbelly of the saddle would be in two pieces. Thanks for any advice. They want $700 for this saddle (Rocking R Saddle) and I'm wondering if it should even be for sale if it is already split.