So, I have an update to this article... I sold that used Circle Y Flex Light because it was way too big for my bottom, it fit Cisco, just not me.
I purchased a western saddle on eBay the other day. I was surprised to see so many great used saddles for sale on eBay. I would highly recommend checking them out if you are in the market for a saddle and have a good idea of what you need and want. I spent time sitting in saddles, measuring my horse and interviewing friends and salespeople. Then I went online, put in the search criteria, and there was the list. The more I looked, the smarter eBay got about making similar recommendations to help me find just what I was looking for. It was so easy. I have been wanting to get a western saddle for Cisco so we can go on some relaxing trail rides. I was really hoping to find a light-weight, used saddle that fits both of us and I think I accomplished my task. Won't know for certain until I get the saddle and try it on for size, but according to my research and measurements, we should be in good shape. The saddle is a Circle Y Flex Lite Park and Trail. It has a rounded back, so I think it will be a little nicer for a horse that is used to wearing an English saddle.
I started out as a western rider so it will be fun to get back in the western saddle again!