Laying awake that night - my mind went for whatever reason - to Stonewall Saddles... I've looked at them off & on for years. There was always a saddle that seemed more appealing to me, maybe fancier, prettier, or more "Western". But the riding quality that I found in Linda's McClintock has changed my views about pretty!
I like having the pommel, the flatter seat, dropped rigging, fenders & room for my back saddle bag. It will be easy to outfit it with the packs that I've been using on Linda's. I'd taken Linda's saddle back to her - so on Fri. we went to lunch & I picked it up yet again :-) It might be jinxing my luck - taking it back twice now - both times thinking that the other saddles would work! Now, I've told her that she's NOT getting it back! (Maybe that will help!)