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post #11 of 16 Old 03-30-2012, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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The one I sat in was at least half an inch too small for me and I loved it - but I haven't tried one on my horse yet! It was so comfy, and it had squishy :P I like squishy

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post #12 of 16 Old 05-09-2012, 10:41 AM
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I have a new only ridden in 6 times close contact saddle with front and rear blocks I will ship
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post #13 of 16 Old 05-11-2012, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Hi there Twinholm, I have already bought a CC saddle. I hope you find a buyer for it.

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post #14 of 16 Old 06-10-2012, 04:00 PM
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I have a Bates Elevation in leather. I don't have any experience with their synthetic saddles, or the models you're talking about, but I love my saddle! Wintec in general is a nice synthetic brand, and they offer the adjustable gullet.
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post #15 of 16 Old 06-14-2012, 02:51 PM
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I would try to buy a saddle where you can see it and ride in it before you buy it. I always only buy saddles from local tack shops, or EBay- with 100% positive feedback only.

I have been through 3 saddles because I did not try it on my horse first-- it can become very stressful. I would make sure you can ride in it.

Wintec is a very good company, and with the adjustable tree, you can usually find a size to fit most horses.

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post #16 of 16 Old 06-18-2012, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Guys. I already bought one. I will never buy a saddle without trying it (or the same make/model) on my horse and riding in it first. I am very happy with my CC saddle. The next step is to upgrade my dressage saddle and obviously get some more dressage lessons, the better to utilise a good dressage saddle!
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