I just got home from a most wonderful saddle fitting experience.
Heather Soones-Booher of Saddles 101 came out all the way from Pennsylvania to potentially sell me a new or used saddle.
Instead, she made a few minor but significant adjustments to my current saddle and advised that she thought it was the best fit for both the horse and I. She told me gently why I didn't need what I thought I needed.
Here I was, with an open checkbook, expecting to lay out for a new saddle, and she did not take advantage of me.
So, two thumbs up from me if you are in the market for a saddle or a saddle fitter.
Another "thumbs up" for Heather. She understands being on a budget and can do magic with her reflocking and advice on padding. Never pushes for a saddle sale, but helps you find an affordable solution to keep your horse comfortable. She's great!