Why rent a saddle?
People rent saddles for a variety of reasons however here are some common examples.
Have a young/unfit horse who is going to change shape as he grows/gets fitter and don't want to buy a saddle (or saddles) that he will quickly outgrow.
Trying a new discipline for a season.
Don't want to buy a saddle that you will have to resell, and possibly lose money on, when your horse changes shape.
Don't want to be in a position where you have to sell your existing saddle before you can buy a replacement.
Have expensive tastes in saddles but can't afford to buy the one you want.
Loaning/leasing a horse for a specified time but don't want to buy a saddle.
Sharing a horse but don't like the owner's existing saddle.
Want to rent a saddle prior to buying it for a longer period than the trial sites offer to confirm it is suitable for both you and your horse.