I have a question for all the reiners out there. I am getting a new saddle for x-mas, and am debating which one to get. Price range I prefer under $3k, need at least full bars, but prefer a ladies saddle with a narrow twist, close contact skirts, pre-turned stirrups for easy break in. I am not huge on showing, but will most likely do a little bit, not something with lots of silver or really flashy. I will also be using it for some trails and pleasure riding, but the reining is the priority. I would also prefer something that would hold its value pretty well, so that I can trade up when I am ready.
Here are the 2 I prefer so far.....
15.5" 16" Supreme Reining Saddle by Crates Regular or Wide 4557
Dale Chavez Opportunity Reiner
I appreciate the input from the people out there who know this stuff-I am pretty new to reining.