Originally Posted by flytobecat
It depends on the quality of the saddle, how well you take care of it, and how often you ride.
Some high quality leather english and roping saddles can easily last 15 to 20 years if you take care of them. You will eventually have to replace or repair things like the cinch straps, stirrups, etc.. but the saddle & tree should last a long time.
^^ True, but your time frame is off. A good bridle
should last 10-20 years, if you take care of it well. A high quality saddle tree and main leather should last 25-50 years or more. I have three older Stubben English saddles that range from late 70s models to early 80s and they are going strong. Billets replaced and reflocked, but everything else is original. I have three western saddles from the 1950s-1960s that are still doing well, minor repairs only, and one McClellan that is from the 1920s that is going strong.
With a Wintec, I would say 8-15 years would be the time I would estimate it should last, depending on how you take care of it.