And I filed that knowledge carelessly away because I knew I wouldn't. For two reasons.
1. Personally I have never had the chance to ride in a Prestige saddle. So if someone were to ask me what saddle I would recommend, naturally I would choose a CWD or County since that's what I'm familiar with.
2. Every person that I happen to know belongs to a barn with a "barn saddle." Case in point- my coworker has a horse with high withers and got a custom CWD. Which still doesn't fit. She was lamenting that the only saddle in the barn that DID fit was the CWD 2G but was hesitant to buy it because of cost and the nontraditional look. So naturally I suggested looking at County saddles but apparently her barn is a CWD barn and she needed to get that brand. Right or wrong she would not stray from that brand. I hear her- my barn is a Voltaire barn. Meh.
Yet the stars seemed to align when Tracy at Fly on Over mentioned Prestige in her potential saddle lineup. Yes! I know Tracy is from Ohio and I remember this because I too am from Ohio! Yes! I know the very person that sells Prestige saddles in Ohio! And voila- the two connected, the saddle magic happened, and I was very happy for everyone!
I received a box in the mail from Tracy with a lovely Thank You card and two new riding socks! For someone who is living out of a duffle currently I treasure any new sock additions (I have been re-wearing pairs....wrinkle nose here)!
Thank You Tracy for the thoughtful gift!