Originally Posted by SouthernTrails
Wintec makes Western and English, which kind? BTW, good and cheap are not something that belongs in the same sentence with a Saddle
Look for a Good Brand that is Used if money is scarce
Very, very true. If it's a cheap saddle to begin with - it isn't worth anything. If it's an expensive saddle it will never really be "cheap." Although it isn't impossible to find good deals.
If you don't like the english Wintecs you won't like the western. I disliked my Wintec CC, I hated
my Wintec western trail saddle. It just felt like a cheap piece of plastic tacked onto a cloth skirt. I'd familiarize yourself with the good brands that aren't cheap brand new (with a reputation of being well made and LASTING) & search for them used. I paid $270ish for a used Courbette Athena. They're not super high end saddles but they aren't crap either. Made in Switzerland. Took months of searching eBay
but I've always been able to find something I'm looking for at a reasonable price.
Personally, I've had a harder time running across awesome deals on western saddles. That could be though because I'm looking for a certain size.