This saddle is a very solid saddle that is just ready to race around those barrels. It's an older model but the leather on the fenders and jockey is very pliable and the stirrups adjust very nicely. The seat has some wear but nothing out of the ordinary for suede. It has a nice horse and rider running around a barrel stamped on each back corner of the skirt. A very nice addition. No break in time needed with this one. She is ready to ride!