Manufacturer: Wintec (View all products by Wintec)
Model: 2000 (View all 2000 reviews)
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Purchase: I got the Wintec 2000 from one of the ladies my mom works at in a horse vet office. The lady, Laura, had just bought a new saddle, and was looking for a new home for the Wintec 2000. It was around 4 years old, but only had about half a year of riding in it, and looked brand new. She sold it to me for only $100!!!
Likes: I love the equisuede. It really locks you into place. The seat is very comfortable. I am used to a dressage saddle, so the girth buckles being under your calf was kind of weird for me at first, but after a few minutes of riding in it I barely felt it. Everything has held up well, and it's easy to care for. The stirrup bar will not lock up, which is good, because your not supposed to lock it up anyway in case of a fall, it will slide off so you don't get dragged by your horse if your foot gets stuck in the stirrup. I just have regular flocking, and it's fine. I am currently using just a regular pad, but I want to get a Mattes-type sheepskin half pad, just because it seems like it would be more comfortable on the horses' back. And I love the Flexiblocks, where you can move the knee roll where ever you need it to go, whether your doing dressage, jumping, trails, or whatever else. It is movable because of simple velcro, but very strong velcro, so it won't come of unless you want it to. I haven't found a thing I don't like about the 2000!!!
Dislikes: Nothing. I have noticed a bit of wear on the equisuede where the stirrup bar is, from the buckle of the stirrup leathers, but that's no big problem, because your leg covers it anyway.
Quality: It is all synthetic. The stitching is very tight & even. I love everything about this saddle.
Summary: Wintec 2000 All Purpose = BEST SADDLE I HAVE EVER USED!!!
Usefulness Rating: 2.4 out of 5.
5 reader(s) voted.
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