What do you guys think of wintecs? I need a saddle for Rosie and I would like to get a Wintec for a couple of reasons, but I also have a couple of questions. I know that most people don't like them because they are synthetic, that is exactly why they appealed to me though . With the amount of time a week that I actruallly get to spend with Rosie, I don't want to be spending that cleaning cleaning, oiling, and moisturizing tack. I don't mind bits and brushes but it would be alot easier if I didn't have to do that much upkeep on saddles and bridles. Also, being weather durable makes them a good choice. But are they durable? How long will they actually last?
My old trainer had a wintec and a no-name schooling saddle. I don't know if it was comparison or what but the wintec was very comphy!! Do they fit most horses as well? I would get one with the easy change gullet system so that should fit most horses, right? Do horses seem to perfer flocking or cair? Does the flocking actually need to be reflocked since it is synthetic?
I have been looking at a 500 AP or 500 CC, which one should I go with? I will be doing work on the flat and over fences(hopefully), riding aproximentely 2-3 times a week. Will they put me in a good position? Do the seats run large or small(I am not sure if I would be a 16.5 or a 17)?
What do you all think about the sturrup leathers and girths? How about bridles and martingales? Are they good quality and do the horses typically like them? I will probably get eigther the slimline stirrup straps or the wintec webbers, as well as the elastic girth. I will also include in my purchase a wintec bridles and possible a running martingale.
I found a new wintec 500 AP with flocking and slimeline sturrups, elastic girth, saddle cover, and entire gullet set(including gullet gauge) for $450 on ebay, is this a good deal?
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