I've been looking for a saddle since I've outgrown my current one and was wondeirng what everyone thought of this saddle... http://www.tacktrader.com/show_item.php?tack_id=233019
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It is a Crosby Ian Miller Close Contact saddle with a medium tree, 17.5 in seat, and long flaps (which I need). I've just heard wonderful things about Crosby's and I finally found a used one that fills all my requirements. It also is only $450 which is great. The only thing I'm worried about is making sure if fits my horse. I'm going to email the seller about taking the saddle on a trial but if she doesn't agree then I'm not sure what to do.
Also, if anyone recomends a saddle in $0 - $2000 range please let me know. Right now I think I'm deciding between the Pessoa A/O (without the exchangable gullets) and the Crosby posted above, both with 17.5 in seat, medium gullet, and long flaps. I've also looked into Antares, Amerigo (but was out of my price range), Crosby's, Pessoa's, Collegiate, M. Toulouse, Frank Baines, and Prestige (also out of my price range).
Also, I was looking through the dover magazine yesterday and came across the BdH saddle and was wondering what you guys thought of it. I looked up the reviews on horsetackreview.com and all the ratings were very good and the only complaint was that the saddle was hard to find. Also, it comes with a longer flap which is awesome for me.
If anyone knows of another saddle that is what I'm looking for please let me know. Thanks and cookies if you read all this!