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post #11 of 21 Old 11-05-2011, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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What Wintec saddle do you have, if you don't mind me asking? And is it regular flocked or CAIR (that's what they call it... right?)? I know they have the different saddles with different quality level/slightly different design, so that's why I'm asking. Do you think it would be more worth it to try to find a used version of one of the nicer Wintec saddles, or go for a new version of the cheaper saddle?

I didn't know the Wintec english saddles had leather billets. I have a Wintec western saddle and english bridle, and LOVE them. I don't have to worry about them getting wet when I ride in the rain and all the care that comes with leather tack.
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What Wintec saddle do you have, if you don't mind me asking? And is it regular flocked or CAIR (that's what they call it... right?)? I know they have the different saddles with different quality level/slightly different design, so that's why I'm asking. Do you think it would be more worth it to try to find a used version of one of the nicer Wintec saddles, or go for a new version of the cheaper saddle?

I didn't know the Wintec english saddles had leather billets. I have a Wintec western saddle and english bridle, and LOVE them. I don't have to worry about them getting wet when I ride in the rain and all the care that comes with leather tack.
mine has leather billets. i would say considering the price of a new wintec i would get the new one. they are really inexpensive and, like i said fit most horses. mine is an all pourpose 2000. it has a "equi-suede" seat. which is like suede. I would have to say unless it is the caramel jumping saddle get the black. their brown is, well, brown. i think that the ones without suede seats look more leather like (if you care about that) but i wouldn't let it influence your desition. mine has cair. i like it but i think that that is more of a personal choice. i use mine for dressage. it works almost as good and it is great on trails because i can snap saddle bags behind my legs. wow. what i rant i just made! did i awnser all of your questions? you want a dressage right?
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I would prefer dressage, just because that's what I'm used to. However, I am starting to consider getting an AP saddle. My legs are SUPER short so some dressage saddles are just too long for me, for example the saddle I ride in for lessons the ends of the leathers are about 1/2-1" past the flaps so I feel like I don't have as much leg as I could (if that makes sense). I know an AP saddle won't fix this completely but it might be better.
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I would prefer dressage, just because that's what I'm used to. However, I am starting to consider getting an AP saddle. My legs are SUPER short so some dressage saddles are just too long for me, for example the saddle I ride in for lessons the ends of the leathers are about 1/2-1" past the flaps so I feel like I don't have as much leg as I could (if that makes sense). I know an AP saddle won't fix this completely but it might be better.
mine has a pretty deep seat. here is a picture if you can see from it.... it might be hard to see. i can still do xc in it but it is a pretty handy saddle (my first). do you do dressage or event?
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It looks like a nice saddle. I do dressage, although its more pleasure riding than anything. I also trail ride a lot, so it has to be good for that as well. I don't really show, and I probably won't be able to afford to show for a long time.

I will look into Wintec saddles for sure now. It might be a while before I have the money to buy a saddle so I will see if I can find one in decent used condition. After all, I will always take the chance to save some money!
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if you do trails a lot i would get an AP they are also usually cheaper. mine was 500. if you can find someone in your area that will let you sit in theirs that would be a great thing to do. then you know if you like the feel. you might have to get used to a less straight flap but it truely is comfy. i won't lie mine has impressions where my butt cheeks sit. extra comfy. i wouldn't get a wintec girth though. so hard to tighten! (there is no elastic, it's all lies ) i really hope this helped!
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post #17 of 21 Old 11-05-2011, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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It was very helpful, I appreciate all the advice. They certainly do look comfy in the pictures, so I'm glad to hear that they are as comfortable as they look.
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YEY! i helped someone! made my day... do you know much about horse trailers by any chance?
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No, sorry :(
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neva mind then... well, happy saddle hunting! good luck!!
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