Manufacturer: Wintec (View all products by Wintec)
Model: Wide (View all Wide All Purpose reviews)
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Purchase: Got it on eBay. Around $450.
Likes: Other reviewers have done a good job describing the fit to their horses. The saddle appeared to fit my Friesians well enough, although I didn't use it enough to give it a fair assessment.
Dislikes: None comments on this saddle addressed the seat comfort for the rider; a saddle must fit both horse AND rider. The problem I had with this saddle was that the twist was far too narrow for my conformation and I couldn't wait to dismount. It felt as though I was sitting on a padded 2x4. If you need a medium or wide twist, definitely look elsewhere. The 2000D model also has a narrow twist that is too wide for my conformation. They are definitely not for everyone.
Quality: As usual, the Wintec name can be relied upon for quality workmanship.
Summary: Tack cleaning is not high on my list of favorite things to do so I wanted to like this saddle. These things otherwise will last forever, but this one would have lasted for lack of use.
Usefulness Rating: 2 out of 5.
5 reader(s) voted.
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