I tried a bates saddle and hated it. It put me in too forward of a position and really hindered my range of movement in the saddle. Also the leather felt more like plastic than leather. I would reccomend buying a well used high end saddle rather than a cheaper new saddle. Try brands like Bruno Delgrange, Amerigo, and Butet. They have some nice older models of their saddles for a great deal!!
This is my problem! I love the long and or forward flap Pessoa saddles! They can be expensive but I know CWD saddles have a long forward flap option! My knee pokes out in front of the flap and I have a long leg so I need the long forward flap but I don't have the money to buy a CWD or even a nice Pessoa so for now I'm riding in an eventing saddle because it has blocks and more forward flap. Hope this helps!