If you've got advice - please offer it. I'm considering buying a used About the Horse saddle - there's a saddles for sale listing on their site - About the Horse isn't responsible but just provides a place for third parties to list About the Horse saddles they have for sale. I've never made a major purchase from an unknown, remote, individual seller before, and wondered what experiences people had and what you can do to protect yourself.
Ideally, I'd like to have a chance to try the saddle on - I'm pretty sure it'll fit Pie (with a shim) and Drifter, as it's the same bar size as the saddle Heather's using on them. The question is whether it'll fit me - it's a 16.5 seat and it may be that a 16 will fit me better. So, the sorts of questions I have are along the lines of:
How do I pay and make sure the seller actually ships the item to me?
How do I make sure I get a refund if I return the saddle?
You get the idea - any thoughts are welcome as I'm a newbie at all this.