Thank you for your understanding! - The Mary's Tack Team. This saddle is eligible for a 30 day saddle trial.You will get saddle trial paperwork clearly outlining the condition of the saddle at the time you receive it. If you have questions, please message us immediately. Please be aware that you are responsible for returning the saddle in the condition in which you receive it according to the enclosed paperwork. Yes, you can gently ride in it. We suggest that you don't use buckles or straps that will cause damage to the leather. We reserve the right to charge for damage to the saddle while on trial with you. If you have any questions, please message us. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\Western Saddles & Tack\Saddles". The seller is "marystackshop" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.