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    05-30-2013, 02:50 PM
Wintec 500 Jump Saddle

Hello All...

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
Thanks, HorseAround
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    05-30-2013, 03:03 PM
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.
    05-30-2013, 03:12 PM
I have one and I love it. Its held up really good. :)
    05-30-2013, 11:46 PM
Thx, helped a lot
    06-01-2013, 06:45 PM
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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    06-07-2013, 12:46 PM
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 :)
    06-07-2013, 12:52 PM
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.
    06-08-2013, 02:20 AM
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.
    06-10-2013, 02:10 AM
Originally Posted by alexischristina    
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.
    06-10-2013, 02:41 AM
Hey if it's free, it's for me lol I would enter the contest regardless lol
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