I'm not looking seriously, but am keeping my eyes open for second hand saddles as I travel around. I'd been looking at barrel saddles because they are somewhat affordable (under $1000 used) and I like the look of them. But, the two I've sat in before put my legs forward... which I know they're supposed to do, but that's not what I want. The main reason I'm even looking for a new saddle is that my current one does the same. It's REALLY hard to keep my legs properly underneath me, and I know it's because of how the saddle is built rather than ME (because I do ride english too and have less of a problem with an english saddle).
I want to find a saddle that allows me to ride in close to the "classical" seat ... Is there a type of western saddle that generally helps you sit in the right position? (besides equitation, obviously... which I've looked at but I can only find ones with tons of bling)
I won't just go and buy any saddle without being sure I like it and that it fits me and my horse, but I'm hoping to find a starting point.