This saddle isn't bad for the price. It was better than I expected. From the photo I thought it was going to look more like Wintec, it has that grainy leather look which I do not like. It is plastic. Everything is plastic. It's not very padded and the foam in the knee feels more like a thick cardboard. Like I said, it is better than I expected it to be, but I am sending it back. I think it runs rather small also. If you're looking for a cheap inexpensive dressage saddle, I guess it would work, but I didn't even bother to try it on my horse.