Well a few months ago I got an amazing deal on a synthetic western saddle that I just couldnt pass up. My old saddle was just to small for me and really needed to go to some one it would fit better. I used to HATE the look of synthetic saddles, when they first came out I thought they were just the worst idea ever and couldnt understand why some one would spend the money on them.
Well I am now a beleiver and thought I would offer my two cents on them for any one considering them. I would NEVER recommend these for showing of course, but I have to admit when I went to see it, it wasnt as hideous as I remembered them being . Its just plain black with silver hardware. Its absolutly wonderful to clean, I had two small children recently going for pony rides in mine and they happened to have muddy boots on so of course it was COVERED in mud. Just hosed it off WOW how easy!!! It fits me like a glove and I can sit in it for hours. Another nice thing is NO MOLD if you were to leave it in a damp spot for a period of time. One thing I don't like about them is the nylon cinch. Im looking to replace it with a leather one but until that time it seems to be holding and hasnt slipped yet like I thought it might. All in all im glad I went to the dark side haha all my friends thought I was nuts when I first got it but I let them use it and they to are beleivers now.
Hope this helps to any one interested in them. If you can get a deal on one its def worth the money!!!!