Manufacturer: Wintec (View all products by Wintec)
Model: Isabell (View all Isabell Dressage Saddle reviews)
Category: Dressage Saddles
Purchase: I bought this saddle in a package from hitchingposttack.com for $999 with free shipping, free girth, leathers, irons and gullet kit. I bought this for my high-withered QH that I just got.
Likes: This is one of the most comfortable saddles I've ever had. I can ride all day on the trail or have an intense schooling session in this ring with this saddle. I love the set-back stirrup bars, I'm not fighting to hold a position in this saddle. I find that it makes it incredibly simple to stay balanced and my instructor is much happier with me now! hehe. This saddle also has a cut back wither, so higher withered horses like my gelding can wear this saddle too, a problem that I had with my second choice (a Stubben) was that the wither wasn't cut back enough, so that is awesome in this saddle. I like the deep seat of this saddle too. I do a lot of trails and ripping around through the woods, so the deep seat is nice on the rare occasion my horse spooks at something (read: crazy neighbor with his mini-bulldozer working on his latest project in the back yard) or throws a buck. Also handy when Baloo has a flashback that hes not actually a dressage/trail horse and thinks he's a gaming horse and decides to rip around a corner or thinks a tree is a barrel. Also well made, has stood up to me riding in it regularly on LONG trails, schooling, etc without cleaning it or anything for 2 years and only shows some wear from where the stirrups rubbed it, like any saddle would, cosmetic wear only.
Dislikes: not much. could have a little more curve to the tree, but nothing that causes a bad fit. my horse has an oddly flat back anyways because he's so butt-low.
Quality: well made. As stated above, I've used it well for 2 years and it shows only cosmetic wear from the stirrup leathers rubbing.
Summary: Definitely ranks high on my list! My only wish is that I could shell out the money for the Bates leather version, as I'm a leather fan, but otherwise, A+ if you've got a horse like mine with a flat back, because the saddle isn't very curvy, I definitely say its a great saddle!
Author: Whitney Coolidge
Usefulness Rating: 2.81818 out of 5.
11 reader(s) voted.
Thornhill Germania Klasse Saddle Dressage Saddles
Custom Saddlery Revolution Dressage Saddles
DK Saddlery Bond II and Freedom Dressage Saddles
Custom.Saddlery Revolution Revolution Dressage Saddles
Black Country Vinici X Monoflap Dressage Saddles
Zaldi dressage saddle Dressage Saddles
Kieffer Monarch dressage saddle Dressage Saddles
Erreplus Elena Dressage Saddles
Hermes Corlandus Dressage Saddles
County Connection Dressage Saddles
Karl Niedersuss Olympik Dressage Saddles
County Saddlery Fusion Dressage Saddles
Jeffries Elite Dressage Dressage Saddles
Philippe Fontaine by Stubben Orleans Junior Dressage, 16'' Dressage Saddles
Supra Synthetic Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles
Henri De Rivel Pro Buffalo Dressage Saddles
Zaldi Sanjorge Dressage Saddles
Amerigo Alto Pinerolo Dressage Saddles
Avalon D Dressage Saddles
Thorowgood T4 High Wither Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles