I bought my first saddle 10 months ago, when I got my first horse. Since it was my first, I went with cheap because, well, I wasn't 100% sure what I'd be doing with it eventually, since my horse was green broke and so was I!
Here is my current saddle, a Wintec 250. http://www.statelinetack.com/item/wi...ack/SLT700923/
It's a nice enough saddle, but there are certain things I don't like about it...for example...
1. It's synthetic which I don't mind in the ones that feel like real leather, but it's the "cloth" material which of course picks up all hair and dirt so I'm forever wiping it down!
2. It's a little hard, so not all too comfortable.
Overall it's not a bad little saddle! But I just think that now that I know what I'll be using it for (jumping, since I have a separate dressage saddle now), I want to get something that's not necessarily leather but at least FEELS like leather and not cloth.
Any tips on a nice saddle to get that is not going to break the bank?
I'm thinking somewhere in the price range of $300-600 for my budget. I found this one and it looks nice, but any feedback on it? Kincade Redi-Ride Synthetic AP Saddle Package - Statelinetack.com