Demo fee is 50% of the retail price of the saddle as a deposit. This is 100% refundable when the saddle is returned undamaged. Rubbing from legs, boots, stirrups is considered normal and acceptable. Claw-marks from the barn-cat or tire-tracks, tears, gouges, scratches, stains, obvious damage will be deducted from your deposit. If paying the deposit via Paypal, I reserve the right to withhold $20 of your deposit when refunding it. Paypal recently stopped crediting transactions fees upon refunding. If you end up buying or ordering a saddle, you will not be charged the $20 electronic transaction fee. This is only if I get charged for refunding you for a returned demo and non-purchase. This does not apply to cash or check deposits or Venmo or Square.
You are responsible for paying shipping both ways.
If you want to demo a model I do not stock, I can try to get the model you want from the GHOST importer in Bend, OR (Badlands Equine). That will cost $110 flat demo-fee for shipping (return shipping label is included), plus the 50% security deposit.
Your demo saddle will need to be properly fitted prior to riding in it. There is a $50 charge for the fitting. If you purchase a new GHOST saddle, the $50 is credited towards the saddle purchase price.
Once you have demo'ed a GHOST and seen for yourself how amazing they are, we can put together the perfect order for you via phone or email.
GHOST is willing to customize various items like extra D rings, which I always recommend on any ordered saddle. Other customization options are listed here. Keep in mind that customization in design, color, or materials means the saddle can't be returned without a charge, so I highly recommend demo'ing to make sure the saddle will work for you and your horse before going too crazy with options!
NOTE: Prices are subject to change based upon the Euro to dollar exchange rate.
I accept payment and deposits via Paypal, Square, Venmo, Cash (check on a case-by-case basis).