Originally Posted by horselovinguy
Dover has a "test-ride" program for near all of their saddles.
They are very picky about what they take as "trade-in" quality too as they stand behind them.
Call them and see what their saddle staff can offer or recommend.
They take trade-ins all the time and know what is where and available at their retail stores too...they may have something and it not be online listed yet or at all.
There are other places that also do "test-ride" programs.
There use to be place called "Ricks Saddlery". I don't know if they still exist. They were located in Pennsylvania and another state when I had dealings with them...
Affordable Saddles and Tack ...they have a extensive list of saddles available.
Beval has a great test-ride program too...
I have dealt with these businesses for various reasons listed above...
I can't vouch for all of the ones listed on the internet link... I just have not dealt with them...
Here is a list of more test-ride programs..
Rick's still exists. They have a huge selection and helpful staff. I really love the place! I bought Ursula's saddle from there last November. I'll be making a trip there soon for a safety vest and a new show helmet. I'm lucky enough to be within reasonable driving distance of their Pennsylvania location. :) http://www.saddlesource.com/