I don't advise buying online, I don't know, I just never liked the fact you didn't really get to see the saddle in person. If I was you, I would go with the one I actually got to see for myself, looked it over, and fitted to my horse. Maybe you can see if you can fit it to your horse before you buy it? Of the two saddles, I liked saddle number one. It wasn't glittery, and it seemed to be more fit for trail riding. Saddle number two seemed more of a show saddle to me, which is good if you plan on doing Western Pleasure or something. But for trail riding, I would definitly go with saddle number one. Do what you are comfortable with, and I hope you get a great saddle that you and your horse like!