Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western Massachusetts
Agree with not getting any heavier saddle than you need, and if you are not showing, rodeoing, or ranching, you aren't going to need a lot of saddle. Look at the endurance/trail types of western saddles, many are quite light. If you have a tight budget, consider a synthetic saddle. I loathe synthetics myself (aesthetically) so I'm just being practical telling you this :>)
The most important thing is fitting the horse. The second most important thing is fitting yourself. They are both, however, pretty darn essential.
Short horse lover