Horse Tack Review


2000 All Purpose with CAIR
All Purpose Saddles

For Sale on eBay

Manufacturer: Wintec
Model: 2000 All Purpose with CAIR
Category: All Purpose Saddles

Purchase: I needed a wide saddle for my paint quarter horse. None of the wide saddles were wide enough for him without buying a very expensive saddle. I was trading in two used saddles and did not want to owe on a saddle. Lightning G in NY will take a saddle or two in toward the purchase of a new saddle. The saddle was $625. I did not get a girth or leathers with it. If I had mail ordered it they would have included those but I went to the store and since they then spend time fitting the saddle they don't include anything extra. I tried two leather saddles and the Wintec. The Wintec was the only saddle that actually fit both of us.

Likes: I never thought I would like a synthetic saddle but this saddle has won me over. Incredibly light and great fit with the extra wide gullet. The seat is very comfortable and with the equisuede material you stick like glue especially nice with a young and sometimes fresh horse. I think the cair system is very comfortable for the horse since he seems to move well with it. The saddle pad has perfect markings underneath showing good balanced fit. I'm very excited about not having to clean it very much, can ride in the rain and will be able to take him in the ocean with it. The saddle actually looks good on him and I will definitely try the Wintec Isabell dressage saddle if my Amerigo dressage saddle does not fit. This saddle does provide good position for my leg and seat, excellent security over fences and with basic dressage work. I can also change the gullet and use it on my medium wide horse if I want.

Dislikes: Only things I don't like are the stirrup bars don't close and a stirrup leather could slide out. Also, at first there felt like there was some bulk under my upper thigh just above the stirrup bar area. I rode 6 hours last week in it and was very comfortable so it is not very noticeable.

Quality: Very good quality and construction. I would have had to spend thousands to get a saddle with this fit for the horse and this quality. The leather saddles I tried in this price range were very poor quality.

Summary: Definitely will consider a Wintec with my next saddle purchase. Comfort for horse, rider and pocketbook. My husband the anti synthetic saddle person really liked it too. Plus, no animal died for it.

Rating: 5

Author: Mary

Date: 2006-12-23

Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
2 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..

Click Here To Submit Your Own Review

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