The only horse a $200 saddle should be on is a saw horse. It isn't worth risking life and limb with a saddle this cheap. I have stripped down english saddles and it's what you can't see that can be scary. The pommel bridge is low quality metal which attaches to both sides of the tree. I have seen them with cracks in the metal. The tree is often bare wood resulting in breaking where the bridge attaches. Wood needs to be protected from drying out, moisture, etc or it will warp or lose strength and break.