The trainer at my barn purchased this saddle for himself but discovered that his legs were too short for even the shortest hole, now he is offering it to me. I tried it out for a few minutes and found it to be way more comfortable than the no-name saddle that I already have, and it seems to fit my horse better. He is offering it to me for 350 dollars, used but it very good condition. On top of the saddle, he said if I purchased it he would put some rides on my horse to help me work out some of our issues at no extra cost. He is trustworthy and a good trainer, and I know him well. His character/training ability/idea that he may be dooping me are not in question. He is a very proficient trainer (I feel I cannot emphasize that enough) but here's what I'm wondering:
Is this a good price for the saddle, without the training? I have not been able to find this particular model online, but similar ones are in the 400$ range
With the training thrown in, is this a good deal? As I said, it fits my horse AND me a lot better than my current saddle.
It is within my budget, but I just want to know if anyone has any experience with this brand and what their thoughts are.