Originally Posted by smrobs
I would also like to throw in another shameless plug for the Corriente Saddle Co.
Originally Posted by corinowalk
I love the Corriente's! I think they make a very good working saddle.
I looked at their website, and holy schmoley!!! I love to have one of those saddles. I don't know if I will have the finances to buy a $700 saddle, but maybe they would have some around the $450-$500 price range? I think their work looks amazing, and shipping is going to be a killer
. I'll definitely keep Corrientes in mind though.
Originally Posted by kitten_Val
My only concern about older saddles (and some are awesome, no question on that) is the tree - if it has any deformities and/or cracks in it. I think most consignment stores give some kind of "warranty" that they checked it, but in private sales you just never know (unless you are very experienced).
I'm pretty sure I will be buying one from one of the area sale barns. My instructor will be my experienced eye when deciding. If it comes down to 2-3 saddles, his opinion on quality will be my biggest deciding factor.