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Manufacturer: Wintec (View all products by Wintec)

Model: Australian Stock Saddle (View all Australian Stock Saddle reviews)

Category: Trail Saddles

Purchase: Purchased the Bates Swinging Fender Poley model from Adams Horse Supply for $2070.

Likes: The EasyChange Gullet system is fairly easy to change out after you figure out what goes where and how. Takes about 10 minutes and a screwdriver. Nice to be able to adjust. Also, the CAIR panel is a great idea. The idea behind the saddle is a good one, but as you'll read below, execution is poor. Adams provided excellent customer service and took the saddle back. Seems that they've had problems with Wintec/Bates and their quality lately.

Dislikes: Quality on this saddle was truly disappointing. The leather was not soft like you would expect on a saddle this expensive. The stirrup fenders are large and bulkier than most Western saddles. The panels are a thin felt, not leather like in the photo. When I went to change out the gullet and the stirrup fenders and took a good look at the frame, I was angry about the lack of quality. In addition, one of the stirrup hangers was either slightly crooked or just too tight.

Quality: Leather quality and construction was not at all what you'd expect from a saddle that costs over $2,000, especially from Bates.

Summary: This saddle was a disappointment in many ways. If you scour the web, you'll find other tales of recent disappointment over Bates/Wintec saddles. This saddle is no exception.

Rating: 2

Author: Bateless

Date: 0000-00-00

Usefulness Rating: 4.18421 out of 5.
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