My favorite saddle is the one I am in now. It is an off brand(Circle W, I believe), but works just as well as the top brand saddles, and it completely safe and sturdy, not to mention, the tooling on it is AWESOME. But, brand speaking, my favorite is Tex Tan. My last saddle was a Tex Tan barrel saddle and lasted me forever, but I outgrew it and I bought the Circle W.
My least favorite is Wintec Western saddles. I can't think of ONE good thing about them, other then they are CHEAP. Seems to me like they are cheaply made too. I wish their western saddles had as much quality as their English saddles.
Red Money Maker (Red) - 2004 Sorrel QH Gelding