Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Be aware that while Wintecs are decent enough saddles they have gathered somewhat of a reputation for broken trees, especially around the points where the gullet fastens. Many think that the adjustable gullet is the cause of this - too much stress on the tree.
If you buy a Wintec new it's less of an issue because Wintec does replace them for up to 10 years. However, if you're not the original purchaser the warranty is void.
For me, this is enough that I would not buy a second hand Wintec due to it being difficult to diagnose a cracked tree. If you do decide to buy it try to take the gullet out and look at the tree as much as possible. '
Also - while the gullet does adjust that doesn't mean the saddle fits every horse. So there is no guarantee that it will fit. I rode in a Wintec for years and it didn't suit my current horse and then had the splash out on a new saddle.