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Goatdoghorselover 08-06-2013 03:55 PM

Wintec saddles on thoroughbreds
I currently have a leather deeper seated saddle. After riding in a close contact saddle it's not as comfortable as I had liked. I am thinking about selling my leather one and getting a close contact Wintec. The horse that I ride most is a thoroughbred and I have heard that wintecs are better on horses with flat backs. Is this true? Has anyone had experience with this type of saddle on a thoroughbred or similar horse?

MyBoyPuck 08-06-2013 08:32 PM

What you've heard is correct. They often bridge on TBs. Maybe you can take one on trial to check before you buy.

Saskia 08-13-2013 12:59 AM

I've ridden in a Wintec on many Thoroughbreds with no ill effects. I've also had some come out to be fitted.

It really depends though, Thoroughbred's backs can vary so much.

I think sometimes a problem is because they tend to have prominent withers, people go with the narrower sizes which tend to just "perch" on parts of the back rather than fitting properly.

CandyCanes 08-13-2013 01:44 AM

I own a 3/4 tb and I use a wintec close contact jumping saddle on him. It fits him just fine :)

Goatdoghorselover 09-06-2013 04:36 PM

For right now I have decided to stick with my leather saddle for right now I would really like to get a new saddle eventually but for right now I will be using my old one thanks for the feedback though :)

Becca93 09-06-2013 09:53 PM

I've got a Wintec on my lease TB at the moment - we don't have any issues with fitting so far. Each horse is different so don't count out the Wintec just yet.

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