Maddy from Madison, WI
I LOVE this saddle! The air pockets throughout make it so comfortable. I am able to feel my horse so well and my seat has greatly improved. I would not recommend this as a first saddle because it is a close contact (use an all purpose at first)This is my first close contact saddle though. Like all Wintec saddles it is easy to clean and very durable. Unlike many of the other Wintecs it looks really nice. It is nice enough to show at lower level shows but durable enough for everyday riding. I really like that it is brown instead of black like many Wintecs because it is easier to find leather accessories in the same color. This is just a great overall saddle.
meg from Idaho from idaho
0 out of 0 found this review helpful
This saddle has held up great for the past year. My trainer recommended the wintec pro jump pro, however when you have to girls that ride and two saddle to buy I chose the 500. After getting it our trainer was impressed, not only at the quality but also position it put my girls in. This is the perfect saddle for hunters or 3 day. My girls have shown in it and they clean up very easy just wipe them down. Great for kids, because they don’t require a lot of maintenance, and it can be fitted to any horse they my get with a simple change gullet. Highly recommended, and mom approved.
horse lover from woodville oregon
7 out of 7 found this review helpful
i need to know what color this saddle is
Lucy from Hudson Valley, NY
5 out of 11 found this review helpful
I bought a Bates Next Generation Elevation 3 months prior to buying this saddle, but I was shocked to find both my horses changed gullet sizes so they were no longer used the same gullet (man this system works)! So I needed two saddles....this was the right price and looked like a similar model to my elevation, and boy have I been pleasantly surprised! My fiance took over riding his horse, and I got into endurance racing, and the elevation now sits on the shelf while I primarily use the wintec. In the 10 months I've had it I've logged 75 miles in endurance racing competition, all in the wintec. It barely looks used, helps me stay in the right position, I don't worry riding in the rain, and my horse's back is never sore. Love this saddle!
Karen from Pittsboro, NC
9 out of 9 found this review helpful
I got this saddle because I ride a wide variety of horses for different people, not all of which ride english. A friend of mine had the previous version of this saddle and I tried it out then bought this one. It has been wonderful! I will say that it is slightly too high in the front no mater what horse I am riding so I had to purchase a riser pad but otherwise I have no complaints. I know other people who have Wintecs and they have the same problem.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful
I loved this saddle! It's to small for me now but I'm looking forward to buying a new 1. defenitly my fav saddle. :)
Marissa Hart from
7 out of 8 found this review helpful
I have used this saddle many times at my trainers barn and hope to buy one soon. would recommend it to anyone!!
Cecillia from Beaufort, SC
8 out of 10 found this review helpful
I got this saddle when my TB was 3 and wanted the easy change gullet system so I could change it as he grew. I absolutely LOVE this saddle, it's comfy for me and him and the gullet system works great even when I have to change it and ride other horses. I have a show saddle that sits most of the time looking nice but THIS one is soooo cumfy and still looks sharp :)
18 out of 18 found this review helpful
This is one heck of a great saddle. It's the first English saddle I've owned that fit me and my Arabian and I paid way less for it than I did for the ones that didn't fit. I feel very secure in the seat and just love how it holds me in. My horse moves through all of her gaits smoothly and without getting excited. Can't recommend enough. You can buy a Bates but you'll pay more than twice as much for essentially the same saddle minus the leather. You wouldn't even know this isn't leather and it's so much easier to take care of. The changeable gullet system is the icing on the cake.
Leah Kilb from Kingston, ny
26 out of 26 found this review helpful
I thought this saddle was a gross color, but in fact the color is darker and the saddle is amazing. I used it at the stables I get lessons from and could only tell it was a wintec because of the billet. The "leather" is amazing and I'm hoping my mom will buy it for me soon! Great saddle!
Mallory from Louisiana
14 out of 15 found this review helpful
I got this saddle a in December of '08 and its Summer of '09 and it's absolutly in great shape! I ride a Warmblood and it fits her great! Sweat and mud comes off very easily with the cleaner. Very comfortable. Overall a great saddle.
sharon from sudbury,on
25 out of 26 found this review helpful
I got this saddle for my older horse,and He loves it,His movement is very nice and My daughter loves the saddle,We have a Santa cruz saddle,but He loves this saddle a lot more,One thing has anyone ever tryed to darken the saddleif so how did you do it
from Dorr, MI
26 out of 65 found this review helpful
I bought this saddle 5 years ago. I use it on my 32 year old mare, who seems to appreciate the Cair panels. An equally expensive leather saddle would have lots of obvious wear by now, but this one still looks brand new. Besides the ease of care and long life of the saddle, it is nice enough to show in. This is a very worthwhile investment. :)
14 out of 14 found this review helpful
I have had this saddle for a little over a year now, and it IS the BEST SADDLE EVER!!!! You can feel every movement your horse makes like everytime they take a step. It is great, and I would recommend this saddle to everyone. I have only cleaned it once, and it looks exactly like the day I got it!!
jennifer from Suffolk,Virginia
15 out of 15 found this review helpful
bought this saddle just for the gullet system because of my Warmblood extremely wide shoulders . Fit him like a glove and easy to use for show or trail . just awesome !!!
Erin from New York
93 out of 157 found this review helpful
I love this saddle. It is inexpensive, easy to care for, and fits any horse with the easy change gullet system. I dont use any leather products, and this is a great alternative to those pricey leather saddles, without sacraficing comfort, quality, or style. i highly recomend this saddle to anyone, wether it is in the show ring or just riding on the trails.
Lina from Texas
96 out of 159 found this review helpful
This is an awesome saddle for kids
100 out of 221 found this review helpful