I'm going to invest in a good saddle next year. Right now I'm experimenting, so I know what I want. I typically trail ride with friends, local rides - just a few hours at a time. I currently use an older inexpensive barrel saddle - it works OK and fits my horse. It's not pretty though! I also have an Abetta synthetic... it doesn't fit my mare well, and I like the feel of the barrel saddle better. My friend recently bought a Crestridge - and it's on my 'short list'. (I like the Ovation) The one thing I haven't really tried is an Australian saddle. I just saw this one for sale locally; am tempted to buy it (or see if I can trade the barely used Abetta), just so I can test it. If I like it, I could buy a higher quality one next year. Is this junk?" or would it work for casual rides, in order to let me see if I like an Aussie?
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.