Originally Posted by Saddlebag
The term custom made can refer to just having strings added to D rings. There is no way a modestly used custom saddle will sell for under $2000. I don't care for either saddle. Some manufacturers will wrap the horse of a roping look saddle to fool the customer. These saddles invariably don't have a tree that would stand up to roping. And why the high dally horn - it would like snap off. Always ask what the tree is made of. Some sellers do mix up a Ralide tree for a fiberglass so you need to learn the diff. You don't want fiberglass, fiberglass reinforcing a wood tree is excellent, just not fiberglass.
The bad thing is it seems half of the Cheapo Imports are now advertising as Custom Made..... yup Custom Made on the Banks of the Ganges River in India out Water Buffalo hide