kiwi79, I use a status saddle, too, and I find them quite durable, to be honest.
I've had this saddle for more than a year now, and it still looks as good as new.
Regarding the treeless saddle, it was sold to someone else. :/ Oh well, I guess it just wasn't meant to be. We've decided to get a status elite self-adjusting gullet GP saddle for Syd, since we tried my gelding's saddle (which is, in fact, a status elite self-adjusting saddle) on him once and it was great, only that it was a tiny bit big. (We had to do this when we looked at him before bringing him home for the first time, because his previous owner didn't have a saddle for him.)
So...we'll get a smaller sized status elite saddle for Syd, and see how it goes.
Thanks for the info, everyone. My sis is pretty balanced, but not perfectly, so I can see problems ahead if she did get a treeless saddle for Syd.
And here's a pic of Syd, because he's adorable. :P http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/...ps60e1d233.jpg
He and my sis are a great pair, they have so much fun together