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post #11 of 54 Old 06-23-2010, 08:07 AM
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Are you talking about Dover Saddlery | Wintec Pro Jump Saddle . or Dover Saddlery | Wintec 500 Close Contact Saddle with Flocked Panels . ?

Wintec A/P is not the best in world (I got one and re-sold it in month). I believe StormyBlues has (or had) the CC Wintec one, and was not very happy about it.
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It's neither, kitten_val. It's the Wintec 500 Jump, a relatively new model, I guess. I had a hard time finding it on ebay or any place else, but Wintec's site has it.
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I own a one but I can't remember what kind. I like it alot! I'm on a very small budget and its great for what I paid. Its really comphy. Easy to care for 2. Just make sure you get the one with the cair in it.
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personally I don't like the quality of Wintec saddles. Buying a wintec for 500 bucks versus buying a collegiate or stuben for 800 or up is not a good bet. Leather saddles will last you longer than synthetic with proper care :)
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It's neither, kitten_val. It's the Wintec 500 Jump, a relatively new model, I guess. I had a hard time finding it on ebay or any place else, but Wintec's site has it.
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Interesting! Then I don't remember hearing about this particular model at the forum. I wonder how different it is from CC one...
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Interesting! Then I don't remember hearing about this particular model at the forum. I wonder how different it is from CC one...
Well, for one thing, you can get it in black in smaller than a 17.5" versus the CC... :P
The seat is deeper, the cantle is higher, and that's about it.

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post #17 of 54 Old 06-23-2010, 04:23 PM
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personally I don't like the quality of Wintec saddles. Buying a wintec for 500 bucks versus buying a collegiate or stuben for 800 or up is not a good bet. Leather saddles will last you longer than synthetic with proper care :)
Unless you're talking used, Stubbens aren't anywhere near $800.00 new. Think at least $1,500.00, and that's for their low end saddles.

You can get a Collegiate new for around $800.00, but again, the higher end ones will cost you more.

There's nothing wrong with Wintecs. It's merely personal preference and some snob appeal going on when people say they just MUST HAVE a leather saddle over a synthetic.

I've had both leather and Wintec saddles over the years. All of them have lasted as long as the other. It's all in how you take care of them, not from what they're made.

I'm not a fan of Collegiates, but I wouldn't turn down a nice Stubben as long as it fit my horse and me.

Of course, I can't see any reason to pay a boatload of money for a Charles Owen or whatever the helmet-of-the-day is, when I can get the same safety rating on one that costs 2/3 less, so I don't get the whole trying to one up everyone else.

Doesn't matter what something costs as long as it works the way it's supposed to, and it fits you and your horse.

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I wasnt trying to be a snob :-/ sorry!
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I'm not a fan of Collegiates
In general, or the new ones? I just found out a couple of months ago that the old Collegiate sold their brand name to whoever owns it now, and started up a new line under a new name: Ovation. So if anyone is after the "old Collegiate" quality (personally I love older Collegiates) try the new Ovation brand.

Anyways, I don't know anything about the Wintec 500 Jump but I wanted to put that out there :)


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Just in general, JDI. Nothing wrong with them, I just don't care for them. I know, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense, does it?

Leo, no harm no foul.

I know a lot of people don't like Wintecs but I'd rather they didn't like them because they tried them, not just parroting something they've been told. Ooh, synthetic saddles R bad!!! Only leather ones R good!

I like my synthetic and I like my leather saddles. Both have their attractions, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't like the way real leather feels. And smells! Yum!

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