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post #1 of 5 Old 12-15-2012, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Wintec Dressage Saddles

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I am currently leasing a draft cross mare and looking into buying a dressage saddle. The reason I've narrowed it down to wintec is because I do not want to buy a saddle that fits only the rather wide horse I am leasing. The two saddles I am considering are the wintec pro and isabell. Has anyone had experience with these saddles? which is better for a shorter slightly overweight female? I'm looking for something with a secure feeling deeper seat.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-15-2012, 10:56 PM
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The Pro is a very shallow seat. You'll be on your own for position in that thing. Mine used to pitch me forward. If you want a deep seat, try the Isabell. Another option for synthetic is the Thorowgood which also has a deep seat.

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I had to chime in here because I'm a shorter slightly overweight female who just sold her draft cross! I own an Isabell that's about 4 years old and I LOVE it. Definitely a deeper seat than the Pro. I hate to ride in any saddle other than my own. I also recommend the older ones (Isabells) because the new ones have a wider twist and just feel weird compared to the old ones. Here's a review of all the Wintecs that may help you. Good luck in your search - hope you find the perfect saddle!
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-29-2012, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by MissMyCrome View Post
The reason I've narrowed it down to wintec is because I do not want to buy a saddle that fits only the rather wide horse I am leasing.
Unfortunately there is no saddle that fits each and every horse. And interchangeable gullets (if any of the saddles you mentioned has them) don't help much. I did try Wintec and it was a horrible fit for both of my mares. Frankly, I'd just use whatever saddle comes with the horse, or look for a cheap used saddle of a good brand that would fit the horse and your bum.

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-29-2012, 09:10 AM
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honestly, i hate wintecs and you couldnt pay me enough to ride in one.

i would have a saddle fitter out for sure to give you an idea of what to get, and then try to find a used leather saddle.

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