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post #11 of 15 Old 04-19-2009, 02:25 PM
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I got a Wintec All Purpose and love it. It holds up well, you don't have to oil it or anything, it's light weight, and I can do anything with it (Trail to basic dressage, ect.)
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post #12 of 15 Old 04-20-2009, 08:31 PM
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I highly reccomend synthetic saddles. (mostly because I don't like the idea of putting an animal's hide on my horse) They're also way easier to care for.
I have the Wintec close contact saddle in the carmel color. It looks good, feels nice to ride in, and has fit several horses very well. I love it! I've also owned the Wintec 250 AP and it was great too.
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post #13 of 15 Old 04-23-2009, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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has anyone tried the wintec dressage saddle. another brand available here is Eurohunter. anyone have an opinion on this brand.

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post #14 of 15 Old 04-23-2009, 10:28 AM
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I had a bighorn synthetic oh, 20 years ago. Loved it then, it was easy for a kid to lift. Word of caution, though... when it comes to the rigging - billets, cinch, please use leather. Nylon doesn't let the horse breathe. Latigo leathers will stretch as the horse breathes. Nylon will just either be too tight or slip at the wrong time.

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post #15 of 15 Old 04-23-2009, 01:37 PM
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For English saddles, I agree, Wintec. Thorowgood is also a good brand.

For western, I agree with Southern, Abetta, Fabtron, or Big Horn.

This is good to hear, because I am going to be purchasing a Thorowgood brand saddle for $100 with breast plate, stirrups, leathers, girth and bridle. Mint condition. I am glad to hear that it is a good brand that has been well received.

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