Originally Posted by Amarea
If it is a King, I would say go for it! The price is GREAT! I sold my 15 inch well used barrel saddle for $150. That saddle looks barely used! I just purchased a new King trail saddle a few months ago and I LOVE it!
King Series and Royal King saddles are both Asian made junk. They're made on cheap fiberglass trees, or softwood trees, both of which will warp and crack over time, and often don't fit horses right from the beginning. The leather is chemically treated and painted on, with poor stitching. The hardware is all nickle plated that will rust and break sooner or later. Some web sites try to advertise them as having "retail prices" in the $500-800 range, but they're not worth even a third of that price...
Saddle King of Texas are good saddles, though I believe they're not made any more.