Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
I have a Circle Y on Magic that I absolutely love, and it's over 15 years old (I bought it used, and asked Circle Y about the saddle when looking for a matching headstall; they said that by the serial number, it's 15+ years old) and still in great condition. On Tanner I have an American Saddlery saddle, and though I haven't gotten to ride her on barrels in it yet, I find it well-built and comfortable... and most important, it fit's her crazy-high withers!
Personally, I prefer a square skirt... round skirted saddles, to me, make the saddle look small, like you're putting a pony saddle on a draft horse.