I'm looking for a 17", Medium tree CC saddle. I am not looking to buy new, but rather a used, but good brand saddle, perferablly nothing really over $350. I recently lost all my tack in a barn fire where I board, and am having to replace everything, and paying for it from my own pocket(barns insurance didn't cover anything)
Color isn't really a big issue for me, as long as the saddle is still okay to ride in, it's fine. I am not into showing, but maybe down the road would like to do a show here or there, so really...nothing needs to be overly fancy.
I would really like to stay away from those cheapy, no name brand packages that are like $200 from ebay. I want something that will last me.
Would definitely prefer leather. I am not the biggest fan of synthetics, but if it was cheap enough, I would consider it, depending what it came with(leathers, irons, girth, saddle pad, etc)
My horse takes a Medium tree, 6" - 7" gullet.
I am hoping to find a nice, but used Collegiate, or other brands like that. I've really only ridden in Collegiates, so those are really the only brand I know of. I know this is most likely a long shot, but the lady who owns the barn said if possible, get an older Passier, but I'm pretty sure with what I can afford, it's not going to happen.
If anyone has, or knows of anything, please pm me. I am needing to get a saddle pretty quickly. My horse comes back from training at the end of the month, and I really have no equipment for him.
I am located in Canada, but am looking at purchasing from anywhere for the right saddle.