Wintec
Isabell
Dressage Saddles

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Manufacturer: Wintec
Model: Isabell
Category: Dressage Saddles

Purchase: I bought this saddle through mail order about 4 years ago and paid $700. I had been having a problem finding a saddle for my Arabian and the changeable gullet seemed like a good idea.

Likes: It was comfortable and taking care of it was much easier then a leather saddle. I would just wipe it down with a damp cloth before a show and it looked great.

Dislikes: I bought this saddle several years ago and loved it for myself but it did not fit my horse no matter what gullet I put in it. I have a very wide, short-backed Arab. I have since come to find out that a lot of people with wide, short-backed horses can't get this saddle to fit. It did fit my quarter horses who did need a wide saddle but they also have prominent withers which my arab does not. This saddle also had the Cair panels and over time the panels flattened out and no longer provided enough cushion. I tried to contact the company about the problem with the saddle and they were unresponsive. I replaced the saddle after about 3 years of use due to the panels going flat. If you get a wintec I would suggest that you get one without the cair panels or the saddle will not last. if You have a wintec with the cair panels you can take them to a saddler and have them replace the cair panels with wool flocking. My saddler charges about $200 to do it. I have since gone back to a leather saddle with the wool panels. I know this will last me much longer than the wintec did.

Quality: The cair panels do not last and the company is unresponsive even though it was supposed to be under warranty.

Summary: Just because it has a changeable gullet does not mean it will fit your horse. Avoid the care panels and go for the wool flocked panels. The saddle will last much longer and you will get more for your money.

Rating: 1

Author: dissatisfied customer

Date: 2006-05-03

Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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