Since my computer/blogger couldn't handle me putting pictures AND writing I'll try it this way. Not 100% sure what I think yet. Yes, it's what I wanted, and yes I got a screaming deal on it.... I'm sure I will feel a lot better when I have the actual saddle in my hands. There can just always be SO MANY things wrong with a saddle that you can't see in pictures. Eek. It's an 18 inch, W (and will need adjusted yay, more money!) with long flaps.
I went to the tack store today (because why not right?) and saw my favorite saddle fitting specialist. She's amazing, and super nice! She asked me about Denali, and how things were going. I told her that I got a saddle, and she got all excited. Then I told her where (ebay) and watched her face scrunch up. She then proceeded to show me all the things to look for when it came to make sure that the saddle was "okay." Just a tad freaked out. She also asked me if I ever rode in one (insinuating the not so soft/kind seat.)
I've told a few people what brand I got, and they scrunched their nose at it. I got a little nervous, then I realized that they ride in saddles that they paid $5,000 for. I don't think there is a single saddle at the barn I work at that isn't Custom. I keep needing to remind myself that. I just need a saddle that fits me, and fits Denali and that isn't a bazillion dollars. All hard to do with an off the rack saddle. Denali is sound, but who knows how sound she'll stay and I don't want to spend the money. I still really want a Custom saddle, someday!!
Wish me luck!