I have had this saddle for about three years now this saddle has definitely lasted. the billets are extremely short and wish they were longer and are cracking and splitting. One of the screw under the skirt did pop loose and will not go back in even when pushing it back in but is not effecting the use for riding. the fabric in the knee role does move and creates bumps which sometimes get in the way. I don't recommend for a more advance rider but do recommend for someone who is just starting. judges in high judged shows don't prefer this saddle as you can tell it is not actual leather but good for schooling shows. another thing is that the material will start to peel off under the saddle flap from rubbing against the girth buckles another thing that will tear from use is the piece of fabric that holds back the leathers. easy to clean on non fabric pieces. saddle is comfortable to ride in.