Back in the winter I was desperately searching for a lightweight black saddle. Western, endurance style or Australian, preferably used. They were impossible to find. I eventually purchased a very dark brown endurance saddle from a friend primarily because she let me try it on my horse before buying it, something other sellers wouldn't allow. It fit him nicely and is very comfortable. But it seriously bums me out that it isn't black. I know that's stupid, but it bothers me! And now within the last month I've seen no fewer than 5 lightweight black saddles on Craigslist within my price range. I am so tempted to buy one, soooooooo tempted.