Originally Posted by flytobecat
I wouldn't do a trial especially with someone I didn't know. The only reason I can think of to do a trial is to make sure the saddle is comfortable and fits the horse.
You could offer to go to her house with the saddle and let her try it, or perhaps meet at a local arena.
I wouldn't let the saddle out of your sight without full payment.
I would be willing to meet her with the saddle, but she lives 4 hours away and I'm not willing to drive over an...hour maybe. I don't think I'm going to do the trial, but I e-mailed her back telling her that if I agreed to the trial, I'd need all the money down before I shipped it out and that if she decided to return the saddle after a week, it would have to be in the same condition it was as when I last saw it.