Originally Posted by rockyxpony
I've been looking at a Wintec saddle with the easy-change gullet system and when I mentioned it to an experienced friend of mine she told me that she's heard some negative things about it, though she couldn't remember what. I've never seen or heard anything bad about it but maybe I didn't look very hard..
At any rate, I'm wondering if there's anything like that that I should know about before buying? I can't imagine how it would have problems but maybe it does..
Thank you all very much
That system is HORRID. It is VERY difficult to change to a different size and takes a few people to do it. Also the screws that you need to remove and put back on are very small which makes the whole thing even more difficult to change. I had a saddle that had the system and I recall changing the gullet only once or twice in the 4 years I owned it because of how hard it was to actually change.
I don't regret having owned the saddle as I used it a lot for breaking a few horses. It was fairly comfortable as well and very easy to keep clean-but I wouldn't own another one :)