Model: 500 A/P
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Purchase: I purchased the Wintec 500 All Purpose 18", with the changeable gullet system and CAIR panels slightly used for $300. I purchased it because I currently lease and figured that it would be good to be able to change the gullet size if I change my lease.
Likes: It is a comfortable saddle and the changeable gullet is great. It takes a about 5 minutes or so to change out the gullet and then its like a new saddle. Great if you have or ride several different horses. It is also low maintenance, and requires nothing but a wipe off with a wet rag to look like new. And they run pretty cheap, new or used.
Dislikes: It seems to fit a little differently than other brands of saddles. Just the way it is shaped and stitched it doesn't always fit with high withers or a wider back. And the saddle seems heavier than my leather stubben.
Quality: The quality is excellent. Everything is really solid and well built. I've had no problems at all.
Summary: Its a great first saddle, or for someone who has or rides several different horses. It is by no means as good as a well fit, well cared for leather saddle but it is comfortable and gets the job done. Plus its cheap.
Author: Brian B
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