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post #1 of 10 Old 05-30-2013, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Wintec 500 Jump Saddle

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Does anyone have an owner's opinion on the "Wintec 500 Jump Saddle"?
I am entering a contest to win one,but I want to be sure its a good saddle anyways
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-30-2013, 02:03 PM
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Wintec makes a decent saddle. They're not top of the line, but they're not garbage either.

I believe Wintec was the first to make synthetic saddles.

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post #3 of 10 Old 05-30-2013, 02:12 PM
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I have one and I love it. Its held up really good. :)

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post #4 of 10 Old 05-30-2013, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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thanks, helped a lot

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post #5 of 10 Old 06-01-2013, 05:45 PM
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I rode in my trainer's for almost a year and I loved it. Super squishy for your rear (like a GMC truck) and I had no issue with squeeking (that my wintec 500 dressage has) it also put my legs in a good position. I really commend this, it's a good buy.
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post #6 of 10 Old 06-07-2013, 11:46 AM
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Would avoid synthetic saddles, a leather saddle lasts longer, more comfy and much smarter. And if you wanted to go hunting some hunts do not allow synthetic tack :)
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post #7 of 10 Old 06-07-2013, 11:52 AM
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Synthetics are fine.

I've owned a Wintec since they first started making them. In fact, I sold my very first Wintec to a lesson barn and they're still using it. I currently have an older 2000 AP that I purchased new, and it still looks as if I just bought it. No, they won't last as long as a well made leather saddle, but if you can get 30-35 years out of one that's pretty darned good for a synthetic.

I also own a 45 y/o Stubben Siegfried that I bought used. Great saddle, but you have to know well made ones from garbage. I'd rather buy a decently made synthetic than a crap leather saddle any day.

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post #8 of 10 Old 06-08-2013, 01:20 AM
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I HATED it, found it put me in a very weird position, was slippery and didn't give a very good close contact feel. Granted that might be because I'm quite short, I just really really dislike the Wintecs and would NEVER own another.
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-10-2013, 01:10 AM
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I HATED it, found it put me in a very weird position, was slippery and didn't give a very good close contact feel. Granted that might be because I'm quite short, I just really really dislike the Wintecs and would NEVER own another.
Ditto. I owned the Wintec CC & was not a fan. It was slippery & always seemed to roll on my horses. Both of which require mediums - the size it usually ships in & still rolled. I also felt like it was difficult to "mask" anything cosmetic on it, but I had the brown not the black. The day I sold that saddle I couldn't be happier >.> Everyone is different though. If you do win the saddle give it a try before writing it off at the get go. You might like it *shrug* I myself will never buy another synthetic again.
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-10-2013, 01:41 AM
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Hey if it's free, it's for me lol I would enter the contest regardless lol
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