My daughter had been offered an HDR saddle to buy and she loved it, but it was too small for her. We had been looking at used HDRs for around $600 but hadn't found one that fit.At ROLEX---yes, ROLEX !!--someone said they saw an HDR for $599 and we ran to the Horseloverz stall to see it, thinking it was a used one. They had several HDRs $1250, $800, and $599 all brand new. Now this lower cost saddle is made in India and I suppose that if you compare to a $1200 HDR there may be a quality difference in the leather, but my daughter has very long thighs and this fit her exactly. The best part is that Becky Reaume was the saddle fitter who helped us. Even though we told her we could go as high as $1200, she put my daughter in 3 different saddles that she thought would work--she ruled one out and had a $1200 and a $599 one left. After working for about 20 minutes, she and my daughter picked the $599 one.She just agreed that it fit the best. And, we still had the return policy so that once we got back home she could try the saddle on her leased horse with the trainer there to check the fit. If it hadn't worked out, we could have sent it back.But it is a great saddle, and other riders with more expensive saddles ask her about her saddle and she is proud to share what a great deal she got on it !