I have bought 3 or 4 western saddles from Maria over the years for different horses, the one time I didn’t through lack of patience to wait for a new saddle to be made, I ended up buying a saddle from someone else only to find a couple of years later, it didn’t really fit my horse. So after the guilt trip I put myself through for doing this to my precious boy, I once again contacted Maria and had him fitted properly for his new saddle! Yes, I had to wait but luckily we had an older saddle from one of our retirees that Maria made sure would be suitable for the interim period. That’s one lesson I have learned the hard way, that I will trust Maria completely when it comes to saddling up my boys!