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500 All Purpose
All Purpose Saddles

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Manufacturer: Wintec (View all products by Wintec)

Model: 500 All Purpose (View all All Purpose 500 reviews)

Category: All Purpose Saddles

Purchase: This saddle is one of the schooling saddles at the farm where I ride. it retails for about $500 dollars, with cair panels and interchangeable gullets. This one has neither so it would cost less. Maybe around $300.

Likes: This saddle is very comfortable and easy to ride in. And, the changeable Flexiblocs make it very easy to customise your support, and in my experience they have never come off.

Dislikes: This saddle is a little small for me, I'm not sure of the size, but it would be more comfortable in a larger size. I ride in it every week and have ridden both with and without the blocks. The combination of the blocks and the seat push me forward, but that is a fault of my conformation.

Quality: This saddle is very good quality. It gets ridden in several times a week and has been around for several years. Nothing is old or broken and it shows minimal signs of wear save for it being broken in.

Summary: This is an excellent saddle for those wanting to do a bit of low level everything. But if you need a specialized saddle for a discipline don't buy an all purpose saddle because you are setting your self up for disappointment.

Rating: 5

Author: Bri

Date: 2006-04-27

Usefulness Rating: 2.2 out of 5.
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