I didn't find what the tree is made of. You should look for a Ralide tree or fiberglass reinforced wood tree. A fiberglass tree isn't the same thing. Ralides have stood the test of time. If the price is around $600 or less, then it's an economy version and things have been cheaped on somewhere - maybe thinner leather, very thin rawhide on the horn. I see too many saddles with broken rawhide braiding on cheaper saddles and it's an expensive fix.