There are 3 Corrientes in my family. One that my brother bought about 10-12 years ago and used for daily work on a ranch and in a feedlot (putting more wear and tear on a saddle in a month than most folks could manage in a decade). I have one that I bought about 3 years ago and have ridden countless horses a few thousand miles in. I bought it for breaking colts because I needed something tough and cheap enough to not break my heart if it got torn up. So far, it's been fallen on, stepped on, rolled with, and has roped a lot of 1000+ pound cattle without soring a single horse.
My Dad just recently got his last fall after finding that his old saddle had a broken tree. I can't tell the difference in quality between the 3 of them. They are all on good quality trees and, while they may not be $3K show quality, they are certainly good enough for what I need...which is a tough saddle that's comfortable for me and my horses to cover a lot of miles and handle a lot of cattle. I've noticed where they scrimp on their money isn't with the tree or the leather, it's with the things like the conchos, which really are pretty cheap little things but conchos mean basically nothing on a working saddle LOL.
I don't have any decent pix of my brother's saddle without him in it, but here's a picture anyway LOL
He's on the bay horse
Here's mine, forgive the overweight horse, he's been on good feed without much work since fall.
And here's Dad's, fresh out of the box.
And, just for grins and giggles, 2 good horses wearing 2 good saddles after a long day working cattle