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post #1 of 7 Old 08-06-2010, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Question Saddle?

I need help on wich type of saddle I should get(if I am able to get a horse that is). I really like the wintecs, since there synthetic, have cair and easy change gullet systems, and are really comfy. BUt which one should I get? I was thinking the 500 close contact, but maybe the ap. I would be jumping, but also just riding around on the trails and doing flat work of course. What do you all think I should go with?
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-06-2010, 03:00 PM
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I LOVE Wintec! I only have a western saddle but its like heaven to ride in.
I also saw in one of my horse magazines that if you buy a wintec ... close contact or maybe it was an all purpose saddle from them that you get a free girth and stirupts (sp?)

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-06-2010, 03:06 PM
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I like Wintecs too.

In all honesty though, it really depends on you and your horse. Some horses do well with them, some don't. Some riders have great positions in Wintecs, others feel they have to fight to keep their positions.

I would get the horse first, then do some saddle shopping. You might be completely surprised with what you actually end up with.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-06-2010, 08:03 PM
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Whatever you get, make sure you sit in it first, make sure it balances you properly and has a forward enough flap to fit your knee when you're jumping.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-07-2010, 11:29 PM
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Agreed with above. However nice Wintec saddles are, they are still synthetic. If you are taking the time, money and effort to invest in a horse, if you can afford it, go for leather. A high quality leather saddle will last you FOREVER almost if you spend a bit of time making sure it says clean and oiled.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-09-2010, 12:13 PM
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I agree with KittyCat. If you can afford to buy a leather saddle (even if it is used) then that is your best bet. I have an older Stubben that my mom got for me 10 years ago. We had to have it reflocked and had new knee rolls put on it, but it has been an amazing saddle and has many years left in it!
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-11-2010, 01:02 PM
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Try a collegiate convertible (Diploma). It has the gullet changing system and is high quality.
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