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Wintec Pro or Wintec Isabell?

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I'm looking to buy a used Wintec dressage saddle. Not really looking at others for personal reasons.
I have my eye on a few saddles and came across a great deal on an Isabell, which I had thought to be out of my price range so I hadn't even considered it. But now that there's one here I wonder...

I would think that the Isabell would be better obviously because it costs more and also because the seat looks much deeper, but I had also read some reviews where people had said they much preferred the Pro. So what do you think? Has anyone had experiences with both? Or anything?

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Thank you so much for your time :D
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I absolutely hate the isabell. My hips ached after I rode in it, it locked me into a revolting position and I had to continually force my legs back under myself where as they usually just hang where they're meant to, I also had a hell of a time staying upright in it. Have never had any of these issues with other saddles Iv'e ridden in.

However lots of peopel do liek the isabells, so id recommend that you go out and ride in both of them. You shouldn't buy a saddle without trying it just because of the brand or because it's an expensive saddle.
 

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It's all about feeling comfortable in the saddle. Everyone is built differently, so you can't say 'yes buy it it's great' or 'no don't buy it it's horrible' because each and every one of us is built differently. A saddle that I love, someone may hate, and a saddle that I hate, someone may love. Typical scenario with the Isabell.
It all depends on how you are built. Personally I would hate to be locked into place every ride. You will not learn how to hold an independant seat, and when you need to move around on a green horse to exaggerate certain aids, it makes it might hard when you are 'stuck' in the saddle.

So definately have a ride or two in both saddles on YOUR horse (I like some saddles one one horse, but hate the same saddle on the next horse! - it depends on how the horse moves and is built).
 

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I think the Isabell has the adjustable gullet and the pro does not.
All wintecs have n adjustable gullet. It is one of their tradmark selling points.


I'd avoid getting CAIR as well. Everyone I know that has purchased a CAIR saddle has spent another few hundred getting it converted to flocking because it put the horses back out.
 
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