I have been riding in this saddle for 6 months. I am very pleased with it. It rides like a "pancake saddle", in that it is flat and doesn't have a deep seat and huge blocks holding you in position. However, it does provide an excellent feel of the horse underneath you, allows you to fine-tune your riding muscles, and I like the slightly more forward position it gives the rider. It's not cushy, but I have foxhunted in it for four hours straight and have been perfectly comfortable during and after. It is a very lightweight saddle...the horses seem to like that a lot. I love that the top is nice-looking leather while the underside is easy-to-clean synthetic. The adjustable gullet system is easy to use and gives you lots of flexibility for future use. Flocking seems good and apparently it's re-flockable when that is no longer the case. Saddle does seem to run a little narrow. I have the XW gullet in to fit horses who would normally just be a W. But anyway, I think it's a fabulously serviceable saddle for a great price!