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post #11 of 21 Old 10-25-2009, 07:14 PM
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^ Thank you !
sounds like a very durable saddle is Oscar rolled in it !
Its nice to know that it fits alot of horses very well too,
Now can someone explain the changable gullet system to me :) ?
(this is my first time buying a saddle lol, makes me feel like a noob ) !
well he rolled in it because he fell with it on:/
yeah my saddler recomeneded it to me:)
most of the horses at my riding school have wintec saddles. thers cobs, thoroughbreds, shetland, irish sport horse, draught horse.
dont feel like a noob! everyone had to learn sometime!
its a changeable tree so if just say your horse put on weight and the saddle was too tight you can change the tree to fit his shape or if your horse lost weight you can put a smaller tree in:)
its really handy as it means your horse can always be comfy with the same saddle and it means you dont have to buy a new saddle if your horse puts on more condition:) hope that explained it well:)

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post #12 of 21 Old 10-25-2009, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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^ thank you !
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The New Wintecs actually have a wider channel down the spine to allow more clearance, so that is now less of an issue. The gullet system (basically) allows you to peel your saddle open and either pinch the points of the tree closer together or push them further apart to get a better fit on your horse.
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post #14 of 21 Old 11-06-2009, 12:55 AM
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I have a Wintec 500 AP that I bought off ebay this summer. It has the CAIRE panels instead of wool flocking, is a model I'd say from within the past 3 years, was barely used, came with a girth, saddle pad, and saddle bag to protect the saddle. I got all that for $280 including shipping and I absolutely love it. The saddle is fantastic. I think Wintecs are a great choice if you're not planning on doing serious showing.

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post #15 of 21 Old 11-06-2009, 02:45 AM
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Our big boy 18h Murphy has a Wintec 500, the IDx that my wife exercises for friends of ours has a 2000...both have been rolled on...soaked...thoroughly abused and have been fantastic. So good in fact that a friend of ours with a riding school is equipping all his horses with Wintecs.

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post #16 of 21 Old 11-06-2009, 02:54 AM
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I live in australia and wintec saddles can be good but I know people that have bought the Wintec 2000 and don't like it much. It screwed my friends legs up and they were in nice position but now they sit further back!

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post #17 of 21 Old 11-06-2009, 03:08 AM
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I have a Wintec 500 a/p with cair and easychange and I love it! =D it fits my guy and myself great
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post #18 of 21 Old 11-06-2009, 06:09 AM
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We have three wintecs and use them on all our horses, they fit well and the changable gullet system means you could use it on any horse without issues, i haven't found a horse they don't fit and are super comfortable to ride in.
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post #19 of 21 Old 11-06-2009, 06:23 AM
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yeah, i think the newer models fit alot better and are wider. I have a wintec stock saddle and its my favourite of all our saddles. Shadow has a high wither and it fits him perfectly, and fits a number of different horses. I bought an older AP wintec saddle and its quite narrow and doesnt fit him.
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post #20 of 21 Old 11-06-2009, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all,
Well atm i dont plan on doing serious showing, but i will just be working at teaching my boy some things, mostly jumping is what i would like to do, but i would like an all purpose, as its not the only thing i plan on doing
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