Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Not everyone hates an AP, Tymer. You don't find any use for them, but for a rider who has no desire to do dressage or jumping, they're fine.
Not sure why you think they're 'ugly', as they certainly don't look much different than a jumping saddle.
A lot of people don't like CCs because they're too flat and have no use for a jumping saddle, so just because you don't like APs doesn't make them bad saddles.
I didn't say they were bad? I have a personal preference, which caused me to give advice swayed that way. By all means, AP saddles are not inherently worse saddles. The cut of them looks funky, to me, and doesn't do the rider any favors (aesthetically). I've ridden in a couple Wintec APs. They're alright, but I always found my Wintec CC to be more comfortable for any kind of riding. The AP was too narrow for my seat, and the CC seemed roomier.
OP, I am glad you got a saddle you like for a great price. Hope it serves you well!