I know there are several threads about Wintec, but I could not find one that answered my question.
I have a lot of trouble fitting a saddle for my very broad appaloosa. He wears a 36 cm extra wide Thornhill saddle right now, which fits him wonderfully, but which I am not nuts about.
I am thinking of getting a Wintec saddle for the adjustability and ease of care. My horse is barely 4, so I want a saddle that will be possible to make into a wider fit in the event he fills out even more. Also, since he's only 4, I won't be jumping anything high for a while, but I want something I can jump small fences with.
I've looked at the Wintec WIDE saddles, but I like the look of the Close Contact and pro-jump models better. My question is this: How do I know what gullet plate my horse will require? I know he needs a 36 cm tree, but what is the equivalent in the wintec system? I need to know if I will need the WIDE model, or if one of the standard models will fit. I wish all saddle makers could just use standard tree sizes.....