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post #11 of 20 Old 07-02-2008, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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That is a good point, something I didn't even think to check. Does your friend sell her fittings with the saddle? Not sure if I am in a position to say this but I am quite disgusted that your "friend" is trying to rip you off that much by selling you a used saddle a lot more than what it actually costs brand new. I wouldn't even make an offer.If she
believes that her saddle is worth 300.00 I don't know that she would say yes to 150.00

There will always be those saddles come up on eBay and obviously will be better priced than what you are being offered and you won't be offending her.
Oh, she's not MY friend. I just met her; she's the friend of Spree's owner. Yes, the saddle comes with all the fittings, but even so, it's used and not worth $300. I don't really care about offending her, as harsh as that sounds, because she did say OBO and there's a bartering process. If she says no, I will know tonight for sure if a 17'' Wintec 250 AP saddle fits Spree and I, and get one elsewhere.

I think $200 might be reasonable, as Kitten_Val mentioned, because it comes with all the fittings, and everything is in really great shape.

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Keep in mind it doesnt cost much to get synthetic stirrups straps or even the stirrup themselves. You're making her a deal if you offering her that much. My own view.
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post #13 of 20 Old 07-02-2008, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Keep in mind it doesnt cost much to get synthetic stirrups straps or even the stirrup themselves. You're making her a deal if you offering her that much. My own view.
True. If I feel like it truly fits well after tonight, I'll offer $150.

Wintec doesn't make synthetic bridles/headstalls, do they? I need a new bridle for Spree, and I'm not sure if she needs Cob-sized.

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Keep in mind it doesnt cost much to get synthetic stirrups straps or even the stirrup themselves. You're making her a deal if you offering her that much. My own view.
True. If I feel like it truly fits well after tonight, I'll offer $150.

Wintec doesn't make synthetic bridles/headstalls, do they? I need a new bridle for Spree, and I'm not sure if she needs Cob-sized.
They do make synthetic bridles. Never used anything synthetic other than my training saddle so I don't know what they are like.
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post #15 of 20 Old 07-06-2008, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Some pictures of the fit. She e-mailed me and said she's asking $275, so I don't know if I'm going to go for it.








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Don't go for it! WAY to much for what it is. She is selling you the saddle MORE than what you can pay in stores new. It would be ridiculous to take what she's asking.
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looks a little narrow, a little high in the front to me. Hard to tell by photos. Some Wintecs are adjustable, so that could be fixed.
You should have a hand's width from your butt to the cantle, and from your front to the top of the pommel.

Thorowgood's are wider in the seat - mine feels like a sofa - but they are more expensive. Older models are on ebay for $200 to $300 usually, sometimes less.
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post #18 of 20 Old 07-06-2008, 06:46 PM
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That's a good point that is being brought up. If you are considering a wintec, why not look at the Wintec Pro 500. Excellent jumping saddle and has a much better leather look. It comes with the easy change gullet system which means you can get it to fit your horse easier than this one. I'm sure used you can find it for a reasonable price. Brand new its $500.00 so I'm sure you can find it used much less.
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post #19 of 20 Old 07-06-2008, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Yea I think I'm going to pass on this one. It IS too pricey, though it has been nice to ride in these past few rides.

Thanks for the input :)

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