wintec saddles
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

wintec saddles

This is a discussion on wintec saddles within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Wintec curvy or flat
  • Wintec 500 pony dressage 15 can this saddle be used on a horse

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-04-2012, 09:24 AM
  #1
Weanling
Question wintec saddles

I am currently looking for a new saddle for my pony mare. She is ca 13,5 hh, she has no high whithers, but is quite narrow, thin in shoulders. I know that wide gullets are too wide for her.

We know used a synthetic saddle with 28-narrower middle gullet. This saddle has changablegullets like sintec, but the gullets are lower quality and are widened by use. Some people say I could use wintec gulllets in there, but the saddle doesnt fit me anyway....

My mare is satisfied with the saddle. Even though she is a pony, we have 17" seat and she can't have longer, but I think it's OK. Well she doesn't do anything strange, and she is that kind of horse, who can show that something is wrong...

But I have problem.... After half an hour od riding, I have my -intimous parts of body- all in pain. And it's not by my seat, I have no problems in other saddles, I even ride in 16,5" seat and it is OK.

Since this saddle is first after three years to really fit her, I thought I would go for a Wintec, which seems very similar to me, but higher quality-and perhaps my body would not disagree.

I really like the Wintec New 500 VSD saddle. Firstly, Imostly do dressage and trail rides, only from time to time little jump (like 40 cms). I like riding in longer stirrups. That's for the choice of all around/dressage saddle for me. And for her-as she is small, in AP or jumping saddles the flaps go over her shoulders. But I can't have dressage saddle-I would have my feet on the ground

And then, I really like the girth strap which is more forward-under the flap... I think it would maybe help a little with the saddle sliding on ponies-the girth would be more in forward and will have no tendency to go more forward (the girth will be in the thinniest place on the belly).

What do you think? I have read many positive reactions on wintec 500 saddles, but some say they are not for round ponies... but then.. Lisa is not that round....
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    07-04-2012, 09:30 AM
  #2
Weanling
Question wintec saddles

There are some latest photos of her.... going from the most recent to older (3 months old)













     
    07-04-2012, 10:14 AM
  #3
Started
I like my Wintec VSD and it fits my round Arabs! But, it's too big so I'm looking for a smaller one. The quality is great and they hold up to a lot of abuse. It's very humid here so not having to take care of leather is wonderful!
     
    07-04-2012, 11:17 AM
  #4
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by gigem88    
I like my Wintec VSD and it fits my round Arabs! But, it's too big so I'm looking for a smaller one. The quality is great and they hold up to a lot of abuse. It's very humid here so not having to take care of leather is wonderful!

Yes, Liza loves water, and few times we went in the water accidentaly, with the tach (I tried to pass the water, but she went and lied down ) and we don't have any special place for the saddle to keep it, we have it in garage. In winter it is verycold there, I think leather would suffer.
     
    07-13-2012, 02:36 PM
  #5
Weanling
No one else? :(
     
    07-14-2012, 09:37 AM
  #6
Foal
Go the wintec 500 :) They are soooooooooooooooo comy I got an older one, I think a 250 and I hate it, but the 500 AP and dressage are very good :)
     
    07-14-2012, 09:44 AM
  #7
Banned
I have a Wintec 2000 AP. I'm very fond of that saddle, and it fits my chubster, pony sized Arab gelding extremely well.
     
    07-15-2012, 06:20 AM
  #8
Weanling
I have a Wintec 2010 Pro dressage saddle (without contour blocks) and I like it fine enough, but when I have more money I will replace it, it fits the horse just fine but I find it uncomfortable and just not up to my standard of quality.

Your pony has a very flat back, so I would see if you can try one before you buy, as it might rock on her back, I'm not sure. The Pros I know (in the AP and the dressage) fit well on horses like these, but the Isabelle does not, it fits a more curvy backed horse better. I have no idea about the VSD saddle.

The saddle on her in the mounted photo is tipping forward, a simple built up pad in front (Roma makes a nice cheap one that works well) will make it more comfortable for you and for her. That could be the problem with the saddle making you sore, the saddle is rocking you forward off your seatbones onto your crotch.

Your pony is friggen adorable!
     
    07-15-2012, 08:15 AM
  #9
Started
I'm not keen on my friend's Wintec AP - not very comfortable and the straps and fastenings seem cheap and low quality. It's not terrible but I'd be happier spending less money getting a good 2nd hand leather saddle.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    07-17-2012, 04:28 AM
  #10
Green Broke
I have a Wintec 500 dressage saddle that I've had for about 10 years.

It's been great. I've been rather awful to it and it still looks brand new. Its fitted a variety of horses, including a few round ponies. A problem I had with one round pony though was that it would slip when mounting.

I think its comfy and everything. The only reason I am not using it ATM is because I want something more secure for my mare. They're cool saddles, but I don't think they have a very deep seat. I'd never get rid of it though.

I am fan. Leather saddles are all good in theory, but they require a lot of care and upkeep. Where as the synthetics you can ride in the rain and the mud and not worry at all.
     

Tags
horse, pony, saddle fit, wintec

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wintec saddles Tiamaria Horse Tack and Equipment 7 04-18-2012 05:29 PM
Any ever use Wintec Saddles? Remy410 Horse Tack Reviews 15 02-03-2012 10:31 PM
2 Dressage Saddles: Wintec Isabell AND Wintec Pro Movin Artfully Tack and Equipment Classifieds 4 06-26-2009 01:51 PM
Wintec Saddles appylover31803 Horse Tack and Equipment 22 05-19-2008 12:33 AM
What do you think about Wintec saddles? Bucky's Buddy Horse Tack and Equipment 3 04-11-2008 07:43 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0