Manufacturer: Wintec (View all products by Wintec)
Model: All Purpose Saddle 2000 AP (View all All Purpose 2000 reviews)
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Purchase: I purchased the saddle on line from Equestrian Collections for $625 which included free shipping. I researched the price and that was the best I could come up with at the time. I had heard this was a good, comfortable synthetic saddle and I wanted a saddle that could be adjusted to another size horse if necessary.
Likes: I'm really pleased with this saddle which I used mainly for trail riding. I've had it for about 3 months. It has a deep seat and movable knee rolls which has made for a very secure feeling when riding. I go up and down steep trails with out sliding around. It's synthetic suede surface also holds me in place. I use it on a couple of different horses and they seem very comfortable with it. The CAIR system(air panels instead of flocking) seems to work. Of Course, there are no worries about cleaning or caring for it and it is very light weight. A couple of friends have tried it and they also like it. I also bought the Wintec webbers and girth and I'm pleased with the whole package.
Dislikes: I can't think of anything I don't like about it...maybe the fact that a little of the black color came off on my pants the first few times I used it. I've heard that changing the gullet can be challenging the first time but I haven't had to do that yet.
Quality: I appears very well made and I expect it to hold up well based on comments by other people who have bought this saddle and the reputation it has.
Summary: I recommend this saddle highly for the comfort, adaptability, ease of care and price.
Usefulness Rating: 2 out of 5.
2 reader(s) voted.
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