Well, I am also close to 6 months pregnant. Which explains the weight gain and soreness.
I'd love to ride but I think it would be best if I had a really comfortable saddle to ride in and... ultimately, having a good western/endurance saddle on hand would not be a bad thing at all to break youngsters and teach my SO and daughter to ride etc...
But, I am not a western rider. I dabble at it for fun and games, but nothing more. I do love a good trail ride and work my horses outside a lot (no riding ring will do that to you ).
All this to say that given that trail/western riding is not my main discipline, I don't want to spend a forturne on a saddle.
I'd prefer leather, just because synthetic is a PITA in winter, but really, the budget is the main concern: $300ish tops?
Is there any decent saddle that would fit the criteria? I know there are the Wintecs... I guess though that going in that sort of price range I should get a synthetic otherwise the leather is going to be REALLY crappy.
So, any suggestions?