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post #1 of 10 Old 07-27-2007, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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English saddle

To those who rides english.... :) What saddle would you recommend to use on youngster? I was thinking about getting AP Wintec. Any experience to share, please? Any other brands?

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-27-2007, 01:06 PM
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Its really hard to say...depends completely on what fits the horse best, and of course they are all different. I'd suggest looking at a treeless option or adjustable tree if the horse is still growing.

I personally hate wintecs...but its just a personal opinion. The synthetic aspect just turns me off and they seem to run narrow and small (for both horse and rider).

I've owned a Stubben all-purpose, a County dressage, and a Crosby all-purpose. Liked them all. But that doesn't really help you decide what will be comfortable for your horse and you:P
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-27-2007, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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I have wintec western saddle for my other horse (have it for 3 or 4 years, and it's really comfortable). That's why I was thinking about one (other reason I prefer synthetic to leather lol!). But thanks for your opinion: I'll check those too!

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post #4 of 10 Old 07-28-2007, 05:41 PM
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-29-2007, 02:33 PM
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I would not ever reccommend getting a wintec.

they are synthetic, and that is really cheap, and leather could be better. find a small english saddle with safety stirrups.

best of luck! :)
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post #6 of 10 Old 07-29-2007, 07:40 PM
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well i know what you are going through. and i for one do like the wintecs. i had to buy an english saddle for my youngster and diden't feel like spending thousend on a stubben or crosby (i just don't have that kind of money for a saddle that will probably get torn up but a colt) so i went w/ a kincade. i really like it and it has served me well. i am no longer doing english so it is for sale, but while i had i enjoyed it very much and so did my horse. good luck to you!
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post #7 of 10 Old 07-29-2007, 11:06 PM
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Heh, neither of my all-purpose saddles were over a thousand, I bought them used.
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-29-2007, 11:49 PM
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I like Bates, the caprille (watch my spelling) is great, but i do compete - alot. But my last saddle was a Wintic 500, a great comfy saddle Leather is good but it takes to much to lok after, you have to oil it like every fortnight-you can't ride out in the rain (X country or trail) so yeh if you want a easy to look after cheapish saddle i wouldn't go pass the Wintics 500 or 2000.... But its your choice. As for fitting the horse, you can get a professional saddle fitter, sometimes it includes the price of your saddle - if you buy it new. Thats the best choice 8)
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-29-2007, 11:50 PM
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i used my beloved stubben to brake abby a few months ago.....i love my stubben and trusted her with it.......if i where to brake another horse other then my own.....i go second hand cheap .......
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-30-2007, 12:30 AM
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For a young horse, I suggest anything that fits correctly! Unless you are competing in English either a GP or dressage style is fine for flat work.
I've ridden youngsters in anything from County, Keiffer, Stuben, Parker and the list goes on, it all depends on what fits, nothing else really matters.
If you are purchasing new, try a few. Once you decide then get a professional saddle fitter to fit it correctly, and remember that with more work your youngster will change shape so the saddle may have to be fitted again at around 6 months or so.
One of my previous hacks had her saddle changed about 6 times from age of 3 - 6, her shape just kept on changing and developing so much.

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