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post #1 of 13 Old 02-12-2012, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Wintec jumping saddles?

I am looking at buying a Wintec jump/close contact saddle, so I was wondering what you guys thought of them?

Which one do you like best, the wintec pro jump, or the wintec 500 jump?
And what is the difference between the 'close contact' saddles and the 'jump'?

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post #2 of 13 Old 02-13-2012, 08:36 PM
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I am looking at buying a Wintec jump/close contact saddle, so I was wondering what you guys thought of them?

Which one do you like best, the wintec pro jump, or the wintec 500 jump?
And what is the difference between the 'close contact' saddles and the 'jump'?

Thanks
I have the 500 CC Wintec saddle and I love it! Fits my horse great, fits me great, and it's so easy to keep clean! And as far as I understand it...they are very similar and are both considered CC saddles.

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personally, I've never ever sat in one I like. I would go for buying a decent used leather close contact saddle.

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thanks!! Gypsy girl: yeah I was thinking that too, but we need one that is somewhat adjustable to different horses, if there are cheaper leather saddles out there that adjust I would definitely consider one!

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im also not sold on those adjustable gullets ! You can always use different pads to help saddle fit.

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im also not sold on those adjustable gullets ! You can always use different pads to help saddle fit.
I will agree on the fact that the adjustable gullet doesn't magically make it fit tons of horses...

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i'd say the wintec gullets are hard to fit to many horses. The plates have a bit of a "dip" to them unlike say the pessoa or thoroughgood, etc.

I have a wintec close contact and it's great for trail rides that involve water or getting dirty or a horse that I don't know what they'll do (roll/flip/etc.) but if given the choice between a wintec and ANY OTHER SADDLE I own, i'm going with something else. That's just me though.
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Also consider that a nice leather saddle will stretch and supple over years of use, but because a Wintec is synthetic it will not stretch and instead will just kind of... break. It is not a long lasting saddle.
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Also consider that a nice leather saddle will stretch and supple over years of use, but because a Wintec is synthetic it will not stretch and instead will just kind of... break. It is not a long lasting saddle.
I wouldn't necessarily say that. I have a wintec close contact that I have had for... 10 years now and it's still in just as nice condition as it was when I got it. There are maybe 2 or three scrapes from stuff but that's it.
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All of the wintecs I've seen were the cheap all purpose ones, so maybe the CC and the Isabel are better quality (you get what you pay for?). I had a friend with an all purpose and the tree broke after two years, and the girth straps cracked and broke on a lot of the wintecs I've seen.

It's just not a brand I'd trust, especially when I can get a quality used leather saddle for the same price or even a brand new leather saddle at the same price as their CC or Isabel. To each their own, though!
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