Originally Posted by minstrel
You can buy narrower gullets to fit - or you used to be able to. We used one on a haflinger at our hard, was brilliant... but like you say, had a very flat back and low withers. As an alternative, there is a thorowgood cob type saddle with the same idea, the wide fit, but isn't quite as wide as the wintec...
I'm sure the standard Wintec gullets (narrow to extra-wide) use the same fittings, but I'm not sure whether the tree design will allow the arch to be pulled in any narrower than the gullets supplied.
Anyone tried it?
The current Thorowgood T4 3D Cob saddle only has gullets to XXW, but the tree and panel shapes suit a wider variety of back profiles, IMHO. Oh, and they're a lot easier to flock.