What do you want the saddle for? Roping, dragging, general ranch work? If so then get a good reputable brand of saddle, a used one, the best you can afford. The tree needs to be rawhide wrapped. The saddle needs to be tough which usually makes it heavy. Look at brands like Simco, TexTan, Circle Y, Colorado Saddlery, (aahhhhh, my brain has shut down). There are others but Corriente isn't one of them. My Simco was made in the early 60's and it's built tought, short squat horn, thick leather, real sheepskin, rawhide covered tree. It'll be around long after I'm gone.