I agree Luvs2Ride,
I feel faint when I see and here about these Imports, I have seen too many problems, Horses Sore, Broken Trees, pulled out Screws and other thing with these Saddles, I was talked into three different makers of Import Saddles One Time and Regretted it.
Do not get me wrong not all Import Western Saddles are bad, but everyone knows the old saying "You Get What You Pay For".
Most of the less than $300.00 Saddles you find are made from Water Buffalo besides the Hollow Trees, Etc, Generally the Leather does not smell too good either.
May all your Trails be happy and safe ones