Wintec 500 All Purpose Saddle
This saddle was my very first saddle. It was very nice looking, and fairly comfortable. But honestly I was so excited to have an english saddle I wouldn't have cared if it were a cheap nothing saddle. I outgrew this saddle very quickly. As in, within the first 6 months. It is a good saddle, so I would recommend it. But don't do not plan on growing any if you do buy it!
February 20, 2013
I recently purchased this saddle in black, with the CAIR panels. It's very comfortable on long trail rides, and my horse has no complaints, either! It seems to be very well constructed, and I suspect it will be quite durable, as other Wintec saddles I have used in the past have proven to be! I also love the fact that it is about as low-maintenance as they come; after a rainstorm, a quick wipe with a slightly damp towel is all that's needed to remove mud. Way to go, Wintec-and thanks, Smartpak, for the super-quick shipping!
September 3, 2012
I purchased this saddle a month ago and so far i really like it. It does make some squeaking noises if you use leather stirrups with it but its not bad. The seat is very comfortable and I bough the changeable gullet system so I was able to fit it to my horse. It is a great price and good value.
January 10, 2012
Pretty good saddle
I like this saddle. It fits my horse well with the extra wide gullet. BUT, I have long legs and the saddle doesn't fit me..I have an 18" (I should be in 17") seat and my knees are still hanging over the knee rolls. So, it's time for a new saddle for me. Anyway, this saddle is great for if you get caught in the rain because you can't mess it up! The gullets are pretty easy to change too.
June 24, 2011
This saddle is what I expected from Wintec - comfortable and reasonably priced - fits most of my Tb's. Incredibly this shipped to me in 3 days from my order - never had better service.
February 8, 2011
Fit's the impossible horse
My horse has HUGE withers and HUGE shoulders so finding a saddle that could sit in the right place, allow wither clearence, and not pinch his shoulders without speding a fortune for a custom saddle was proving to be impossible. At least until I looked into Wintec. Not only is my horse comfortable but so am I.
The only downside is the stirrup bars. My stirrup lathers stay on fine except when I try to adjust them while in the saddle.
January 26, 2011