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    02-26-2011, 11:51 AM
  #1
Yearling
Hoe long will a saddle last?

I am looking into getting a lightly used(doesn't even look used) Wintec cc but I was wondering, how long will it last? 10 years, 15, 20? If it is only going to last me 5-10 years, I will get an AP cause who knows if I will be jumping in that time frame, I know I won't in the next 5 years. But if It will last me 10-20 years, I will go with a CC cause I hope to get a horse that can actually jump by then. Thanks!
     
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    02-26-2011, 12:04 PM
  #2
Green Broke
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.
You want to look for a high quality leather that is thick, soft, & supple. A stiff leather with little flexability usually will crack and tear more quickly.
     
    02-26-2011, 12:45 PM
  #3
Showing
As long as your shape doesn't change too much.......
     
    02-26-2011, 05:57 PM
  #4
Yearling
Also, how good of quality is a collegiate saddle? Would it have a long lifespan?
     
    02-26-2011, 07:32 PM
  #5
Weanling
For reference, one of my instructors has a niece who is currently using her childhood saddle which is now around 40 years old. The saddle's lifespan is entirely dependent on your care of it (and the quality).
Collegiate is a good brand.
     
    02-26-2011, 07:38 PM
  #6
Yearling
^^Yeah I will clean (and oil if leather) my saddle after every ride. I like Collegiates but I am leaning toward the CAIR in the Wintecs. Ugh, I don't know what to do!! D:
     
    02-27-2011, 01:16 AM
  #7
Weanling
I THINK there is CAIR in some leather saddles. Today I was in the tack room and saw the little "CAIR" symbol, but the saddle was leather. I'm not sure though, it was dark in there and I was a bit tired.
Also, be sure to investigate good saddle cleaning. There is such thing as "too conditioned" and "too clean."
     
    02-27-2011, 01:20 AM
  #8
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Tymer    
Also, be sure to investigate good saddle cleaning. There is such thing as "too conditioned" and "too clean."
I used to board at a place that made all the lesson kids oil after every ride. The saddles started to look and feel gross and slimy
     
    02-27-2011, 01:49 AM
  #9
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tymer    
I THINK there is CAIR in some leather saddles. Today I was in the tack room and saw the little "CAIR" symbol, but the saddle was leather. I'm not sure though, it was dark in there and I was a bit tired.
Also, be sure to investigate good saddle cleaning. There is such thing as "too conditioned" and "too clean."
Yeah, some Bates models have CAIR. I would love one but even the used ones are out of my price range :(
     
    02-27-2011, 09:55 AM
  #10
Green Broke
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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.
     

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