I bought and sold so many saddles when I first moved over here, Western Saddle shopping was new to me, and it too took me a little wile to get the whole "quality pays" thing...but then I adopted it GOOD. Had quite a loot of horses at one time, and had a nightmare trying to saddle fit, but found I had a knack of picking out some lovely little bargains, so bought and sold a few.
Then I touched a Reinsman saddle in a local store, used, on consignment at $1200, money I just didn't have, but boy I loved the look, and feel of that saddle. I got even more serious in buying and doing up saddles, and then one day on Ebay, there is was, the very saddle I was looking for, barely used and I got it for $800. I was so excited waiting for it to arrive, while knowing that A) it would not fit my horse, and B) I would hate it.
Well wrong on both counts, fit him beautifully, and I hopped up and just did a quick turn down the road and back, and I was sold, have never sat in anything as comfortable before...I was only half joking when I said when I went horse shopping I was going to take my saddle, if my saddle doesn't fit, not buying the horse..Well so far, so good, this Reinsman has fit everything, I am too scared to try it on Stella yet, the thought of new knee on new horse, is scary, throw change of saddle in the mix and it is SUPER scary.
My lovely Reinsman trail saddle 16th march schooling show (5).jpg 16th May 5.jpg 03 03 13 (21).jpg