Originally Posted by GotaDunQH
I don't anyone that I show with that buys a new saddle every couple of years because their's has darkened. When you are paying good money on a show saddle, you keep it for a VERY long time. The saddle makers went to light oil because that is what people wanted....something different from dark oil or black.
That's straight from the horses mouth..
I know lots of people who have replaced saddles every year,2,3 to keep up with the trend. If their finances allow for it, that's their prerogative. I got a blue ribbon circa 1994 about 10 years ago, in very very good condition. It'll be updated when I hit the lottery or find a sugar daddy, and neither have high odds LOL.