Wowza, that's a lot of $$$ for those. I'm not particularly fond of them, I don't like the saddle horn/cantle up that high. My saddle is actually a reining saddle and the horn/cantle is much lower. I've gotten jammed in the belly by a saddle horn in my past, not a fun option
I see stuff like that all the time up in Tack. A lot are being bought for Western Pleasure type showing. Worst thing is they get upset at me when I don't have a silk bandanna in my dept that is an "exact" match in color.