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        07-04-2013, 01:17 AM
      #31
    Yearling
    PS - If you are interested, this webpage has a description of the Fabtron model I am using.

    14" 15" 16" Fabtron Roughout Seat Cordura Saddle 7102
         
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        07-04-2013, 01:23 AM
      #32
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by phantomhorse13    
    I notice your halter is green, is that the color of your tack too?

    I have a barely-used hunter green stowaway deluxe pommel bag for sale if you are interested:

    Dawn, my youngest daughter has everything in hunter green or neon green, PM me with price info if it is still available.
         
        07-04-2013, 08:15 AM
      #33
    Showing
    I have a lightly used Leather Torsion, fully equipped, western fenders and cage stirrups,14" from zipper to zipper AND a nwt synthetic Barefoot, western style fenders and hooded stirrups without cinch for sale. I need to meas. The seat size. Altho longer than the Torsion.
         
        07-05-2013, 04:20 PM
      #34
    Weanling
    AnitaAnne--thank you for the offer on your saddle but I think I may have found a Wintec Dressage Pro that will work for us. Do you like yours?
         
        07-05-2013, 05:42 PM
      #35
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by EnduranceLover6    
    AnitaAnne--thank you for the offer on your saddle but I think I may have found a Wintec Dressage Pro that will work for us. Do you like yours?
    I love my Wintec Dressage Pro, the original one I bought when the changable gullets first came out. It still looks almost new after being used on 3 different horses.

    My two teen girls each use one too, one the Pro Dressage 16" and the other one uses the Pro 2000 16". Theirs are newer and both have Cair system, mine does not. One rides a 14.1 QH and the other has an Arabian/paint cross.

    But the Wintecs do not fit my Rocky Mountain horse at all, even trying some wedges in places. He did not want to go forward, too restricting on his shoulder.

    I think you will enjoy the saddle!
         
        07-05-2013, 06:31 PM
      #36
    Weanling
    I hope so! I haven't ridden distance in it yet so we'll see, but it seems to fit my mare well. Only problem I'm having is deciding what saddle pad I should use with it. I want something with padding for protection but it can't be too bulky as it may affect the fit. Thinking about a dressage Toklat coolback/woolback. If you don't mind me asking, what do you use with yours?
         
        07-06-2013, 11:30 AM
      #37
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by EnduranceLover6    
    I hope so! I haven't ridden distance in it yet so we'll see, but it seems to fit my mare well. Only problem I'm having is deciding what saddle pad I should use with it. I want something with padding for protection but it can't be too bulky as it may affect the fit. Thinking about a dressage Toklat coolback/woolback. If you don't mind me asking, what do you use with yours?
    I use a 100% cotton dressage pad on the bottom and a thick shaped gel pad from Jeffers on top on the two horses that are a bit sway baacked; my Appendix QH & the Arabian/paint cross. The little QH mare uses a 100% cotton pad with a slim Thinline pad over it.

    The instructions on the Cair pads state to only use a thin pad, but I like a little more for long rides.
         
        07-06-2013, 12:46 PM
      #38
    Weanling
    I rode in the Wintec today and had dry spots near her shoulders, so it may not work after all. I was using a thicker fleece pad so I'm going to ride without a pad tomorrow and give it one last shot

    Ugh...did I mention how much I HATE saddle fitting?
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        07-06-2013, 05:04 PM
      #39
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by EnduranceLover6    
    I rode in the Wintec today and had dry spots near her shoulders, so it may not work after all. I was using a thicker fleece pad so I'm going to ride without a pad tomorrow and give it one last shot

    Ugh...did I mention how much I HATE saddle fitting?
    Don't ride without a pad unless it has the Cair system.

    What size gullet are you using? I have found the blue, medium/wide tree to fit most of the horses I used it on, but the Arab cross and TB cross use the black, medium tree.

    Is it a 16" you are using? My 17" sort-of fit the 14.1h QH mare, but we went down to a 16 to get the best fit. She is mutton withered and needs the all purpose forward shape instead of the longer Dressage flaps.

    I totally hate saddle fitting! This is why I'm looking into a treeless, which may not be the answer either. If that doesn't work, I'm going to saw off the horn on my Fabtron and give up looking.
         
        07-06-2013, 05:13 PM
      #40
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AnitaAnne    
    What size gullet are you using? I have found the blue, medium/wide tree to fit most of the horses I used it on, but the Arab cross and TB cross use the black, medium tree.

    Want a chuckle? Gamer, who I just bought a Wintec wide saddle for, goes in the 4xw (dark purple) gullet. It's so wide you can't even use them in "normal" changeable gullet wintecs!

    Oh, and seeing as Gamer is going to be in hunter green now, that saddlebag is staying.
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