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2000 AP with CAIR and Easy Change Gullet
All Purpose Saddles

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Manufacturer: Wintec (View all products by Wintec)

Model: 2000 AP with CAIR and Easy Change Gullet (View all All Purpose 2000 with CAIR and Easy Change Gullet reviews)

Category: All Purpose Saddles

Purchase: Second-hand from a private individual. Paid $300

Likes: I had a Wintec that I bought new when the 2000 AP model first appeared. I loved it but it did not fit my horse anymore. I purchased this one with the gullet system so I could use it on multiple horses. It is light, easy to clean, durable, and well made.

Dislikes: I HATE the CAIR panels. HATE. They do not distribute the rider's weight evenly and become very hard and inflexable when pressure is applied. They create pressure points instead of relieving them. The gullet plates are shaped oddly and no matter which one I use it does NOT fit my horse, who is not that exceptionally wide, but even with the widest of the regular plates, which according to their little measuring device is the correct one, still pinches horribly. I straightened the funny bend in the plate and it seems to help, but in the end I have replaced this saddle with a Duett, which is WONDERFUL.

Quality: Excellent quality, durable, easy to care for and like all of my Wintec products lightweight.

Summary: If your horse is difficult to fit, has a sensitive back, or is very wide do NOT use this saddle.

Rating: 2

Author: scaequestrian

Date: 2013-01-02

Usefulness Rating: 3 out of 5.
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