Horse Tack Review


Wintec
Australian Stock Saddle
Trail Saddles

For Sale on eBay


Manufacturer: Wintec
Model: Australian Stock Saddle
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: 4.5 out of 5.
30 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..





Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 


specialized endurance Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles D9U/ Butterfly Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Butterfly Light Rider Trail Saddles
Corriente Assosiation Trail Saddles
TN Saddlery Synthetic Trail Saddle Synthetic Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
James Saddlery Universal Pattern Military Saddle Trail Saddles
CTK saddlery TAS015 - B Trail Saddles
Martin Saddlery All Around Saddle Trail Saddles
Big. Horn Buckaroo. Flex saddle #1694 Trail Saddles
Fred Hook slick fork Trail Saddles
Tahoe Tack Tahoe Bad to the Bone Pleasure Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
Billy Cook 1779 Trail Saddles
Down Under Saddle Supply The Legend Australian Saddle Trail Saddles
Crest Ridge Saddlery Sinclair Lite Plantation Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
Sycamore Creek Saddles SSC005 Trail Saddles
Tennessean Endurance Trail Leather Saddle Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Butterfly light rider wide tree Trail Saddles
rs saddlery training saddle Trail Saddles
High Horse by Circle Y Eldorado Trail Saddles
Sharon Saare Endurance/Trail Saddle Trail Saddles

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review



 About Us •  Join Our Mailing List •  Privacy Policy