Cue the "ooh's and ah's".
She showed me where she bought it from and the custom saddles, actually made from the real maker and NOT from a factory, retails for up to $1,000. I won't even pay $300 for a saddle because I'm an el cheapo. Let me give y'all a history on my saddles, shall we?
|Please don't comment on my EQ :)))))|
No clue on what brand it was, bought at a pawn shop for about $40 with the matching pad, given to my mom when she was around 20 years old (she's 50 now) and sat in storage until we got Red less than 2 years ago. Worth about $40, LOL.
We got this saddle when we traded our mini mare for it after I got Red. The man gave it to us and Barbie ended up with a perfect home....I didn't end up with a perfect saddle. ;) It was a Double T 14 inch, nice to look at, retailed for about $300 but SO uncomfortable it wasn't even funny. I suffered with it for a few months until I traded it for my mom's saddle, which was gonna be mine but then I hated it. :)))
The first saddle that I ever really loved. :)) A 15 inch Circle A, very comfy and super nice. Retailed about about $750 to $800 on some sites, the nicest thing I'd had by far. I bought it for $125 along with the barrel pad that retails by itself for up to $200. Good deal. ;)
The saddle I just got. Yep, moving up in the world!
Hard work pays off. I haven't spent over $125 on my saddles and now I have, by far, the nicest saddle at my whole barn. I would NEVER have gotten such a nice saddle because I could never afford it. I'd have to sell my horse, LOL. Like I said. Hard work pays off. ;) Very happy, lol.