There were also a lot of bad saddles at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. Most of these were pretty unmemorable--just your average low end, poorly made, bottom of the market type junk. None of those saddles won my award for the Worst Saddle of the Day.
No, those honors went to a hand carved Western saddle that was neither inexpensive nor poorly made.
At first glance it didn't look so bad.... but then I noticed the tooling.