Horse Tack Review


Wintec
Endurance Pro with CAIR
All Purpose Saddles

For Sale on eBay


Manufacturer: Wintec
Model: Endurance Pro with CAIR
Category: All Purpose Saddles

Purchase: Newmarket Saddlery - Dallas, TX $975

Likes: The Wintec Pro Endurance with CAIR provides easy care and maintenance, is lightweight, and has plenty of D-rings. I like the suede seat texture and the comfortable seat conformation. Adjustability features like the knee rolls are a plus for the rider. I do like the cair panels, the Y-stap rigging, and adjustable gullet which make a satisfactory fit to my wide Arab and my wife's narrow Arab.

Dislikes: Stirrup bars are too far forward for an endurance saddle. Saddle tends to shift forward despite a trial of different pads - may be due to the slick surface of the cair panels. I resolved these problems by modifying the saddle myself. I moved the billets forward and then reattached the stirrup bars two inches back. Now the saddle stays put better, and a "good seat" is much, much more comfortable and easy to maintain.

Quality: When I made the above modifications, I found the construction to be fair, but quality to be poor because while my saddle had three rivets securing each stirrup bar, my wife's saddle on had two rivets for each stirrup bar even though the bars and the tree had holes for three. The D-rings tear out without much pressure.

Summary: I would not recommend this saddle due to the poor position of the stirrup bars and the saddle's slick undersurface. Correcting these two issues and more attention to quality control would go a long way to improve my opinion.

Rating: 2

Author: endurance sleeper

Date: 2006-02-24

Usefulness Rating: 0 out of 5.
1 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..





Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 


Thorowgood All Purpose Like the T4 model All Purpose Saddles
Sensation Saddle Hybrid All Purpose Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Dixieland Gaited Saddle All Purpose Saddles
thornhill jeorge canaves all purpose All Purpose Saddles
Jeff Smith working cow/ ranch saddle All Purpose Saddles
Wintec / Bates 2000 All Purpose (Original Monoflap) All Purpose Saddles
Wintec 500 AP All Purpose Saddles
Barnsby Omega All Purpose Saddles
Wintec 2000 AP with CAIR and Easy Change Gullet All Purpose Saddles
Ovation Ovation Ruiz Diaz All Purpose All Purpose Saddles
Kreiger (Made by Chevalier) GP (with interchangeable gullet) Newer model All Purpose Saddles
Guffey Western saddle with Wade Style Tree All Purpose Saddles
Thorowgood T4 High Wither All Purpose All Purpose Saddles
Wintec 2000 (older model monoflap) All Purpose Saddles
Tad Coffin A5G All Purpose Saddles
J C Martin Saddle 16" A fork Wade All Purpose Saddles
Henri De Rivel (HDR) Pro Buffalo Event Saddle All Purpose Saddles
Collegiate Dignitary All Purpose Saddles
Thornhill Berlin All Purpose Saddles
Barefoot Stella Drytex size 2 All Purpose Saddles

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review



 About Us •  Join Our Mailing List •  Privacy Policy