This is the Elite Flex saddle from Kuda, 5 months old and in immaculate condition. This saddle was customized with heavy tooling in roses and basket weave pattern, Jeremiah Watt hardware, and removable bucking rolls. Without exception, this has been the most comfortable saddle I have ever owned, given to the freedom of motion that this patented flexible tree provides. It will offer unsurpassed comfort and security to the rider, and allows the horse to move freely and be comfortable as well. The seat is 16.5 which gave me, at 5’6” and 145lbs a nice secure feeling. I really can’t stress enough how comfortable this saddle is. I used it on my Rocky Mountain horse, who, for the first time, moved well into gait because of it. The ONLY reason I am selling this beautiful saddle is the weight. At 28 lbs, it is simply too heavy for me to hoist over my horse. It is so sturdy and beautifully constructed, but at 60 years old, I simply want a lighter saddle to lift. When I ordered this Kuda saddle, I wanted all the bells and whistles with the tooling, and I’ll be happy to send additional pictures. If you visit Kuda’s website to research this saddle, please have a look at the Rancher Flex; that is a replica of my saddle (with the addition of a horn). I painstakingly conditioned this saddle using only Lederbalsam leather products, and the formerly stiff leather is supple, with turned (unused) stirrups. To build this saddle would cost 2225.00, and I invite all inquiries which I will honestly answer, as I do not want anyone to purchase this on looks alone, although it is stunning.