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Wintec Pro Stock Saddle CAIR

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Purchase this Wintec Saddle in November or December to be eligible to pick THREE FREE GIFTS!*

Offer Valid 11/1/2018 through 12/31/2018. Gifts MUST be redeemed post-purchase via the Wintec Saddles website by January 31, 2019.

You may choose three gifts from the following items (while stock lasts):
Wintec Saddle Bag, Wintec Anatomic Girth, Wintec Elastic Girth, Wintec Pro Chafeless Elastic Girth, Wintec Chafeless Elastic Girth, Wintec Bridle, Wintec Bridle with Flash, Wintec Pro II Webbers, Wintec Webbers, Wintec Slimline Heavy Duty Stirrup Straps, Wintec Slimline Stirrup Straps, Wintec Pro Stirrup Straps, Wintec Pro Stock Stirrup Straps, Wintec Comfort Pads, Wintec Half Riser Comfort Pads, Wintec Steady Grip, Wintec Saddle Cleaner, Wintec Equi-Leather Grip Reins, Wintec Rubber Grip Reins, Wintec Running Martingale, Wintec Standing Martingale, Wintec Running Attachment, Wintec Standard Attachment. 

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Product Summary:

Wintec Pro Stock with CAIR
Venture outback in the first authentic Australian Stock Saddle to feature the very latest in saddle technology. This comfort seat model is ideal for long scenic rides, polo Crosse, riding young horses or for any rider who prefers extra security and comfort.  The EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution is exclusive to Bates and Wintec.  EASY-CHANGE Individual Gullets are available to purchase in the following sizes, Narrow, Medium Narrow, Medium, Medium Wide, Wide and Extra Wide.  Saddles arrive with a Medium gullet installed.  The EASY-CHANGE Riser System allows you to make adjustments within the saddle panel for the optimal balance and clearance.  EASY-CHANGE Risers are sold separately. 

  •  CAIR Cushion System provides significant performance advantages in the way it uses air technology to distribute the rider’s weight and cushions your horse’s back
  • EASY-CHANGE Gullet System, select the optimal gullet width for the horse’s current shape and muscling
  • EASY-CHANGE Riser System, make adjustments within the saddles panel for the optimal balance and clearance
  • The Equi-Leather grip panel is an exceptionally head wearing synthetic material which has a smooth leather-look finish
  • Poley pads
  •  Leather adjustable Y girthing
  • Stock stirrup bar
Item Specifications:

Sizing Information:
MD ideal for riders who usually ride approx 16.5-17 in an English Saddle (15-16 inch Western)
LG ideal for riders who usually ride approx 17-17.5 in an English Saddle (16-16.5 inch Western)
XL ideal for riders who usually ride approx 17.5-18 in an English Saddle (17 inch + Western) 


Synthetic with leather

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Additional InfoAdditional Info
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
17 Black SLT900625 LG BLK WSTCPROXXXBLKL 9329100000002
17 Brown SLT900625 LG BRN WSTCPROXXXBRNL 9329100000002
16 Black SLT900625 MD BLK WSTCPROXXXBLKM 9329100000002
16 Brown SLT900625 MD BRN WSTCPROXXXBRNM 9329100000002
18 Black SLT900625 XL BLK WSTCPROXXXBLKXL 9329100000002
18 Brown SLT900625 XL BRN WSTCPROXXXBRNXL 9329100000002
Additional Information:
Wintec – Limited Warranty

Bates guarantees the Wintec range of saddles for a period of two years against faulty materials, or workmanship. Further, the Elastiflex tree in your saddle is guaranteed against breakage for the lifetime of the saddle deemed to be ten years* (five years for the Wintec Western saddle). The warranty on a Wintec saddle and its components are subject to use under normal conditions. The warranty card should be retained by the purchaser, along with the original receipt as the retailer will require it should warranty work be required. Saddles which require a repair under warranty should ideally be returned to the reseller from which they were purchased. Associated shipping costs are the owner’s responsibility.

If you are at all concerned that your saddle may be faulty in any way, please return the saddle to the reseller from which you purchased it, so they may assess your saddle. Should warranty work be required the reseller will require the warranty card along with the original purchase receipt. Associated transport costs are the owner’s responsibility.

Product Reviews by Customers

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Why did you choose this? Store
feel so much better going out on a hack with a synthetic saddle and good wool pad. Wont ruin my good saddle, in poor weather conditions, and lightweight and comfortable for the horse with easy change system.
Jennifer S C on Feb 21, 2017
to fit my booboo bear and my big butt
marcia d on May 22, 2016
feel so much better going out on a hack with a synthetic saddle and good wool pad. Wont ruin my good saddle, in poor weather conditions, and lightweight and comfortable for the horse with easy change system.
Jennifer S C on Feb 21, 2017
This is my favorite saddle i've ever had. Comfortable, so awesome to fit w/ interchangeable gullet.
mandy B on Jan 28, 2017
to fit my booboo bear and my big butt
marcia d on May 22, 2016
This is my favorite saddle i've ever had. Comfortable, so awesome to fit w/ interchangeable gullet.
mandy B on Jan 28, 2017
Does it require a saddle pad? & what stirrups ?
A shopper on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend using a saddle pad. You can either use leathers or Webbers with this saddle and any iron you wish.
Can you post in this saddle?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I can post in this saddle, but I can see that if the saddle were too small, the poleys would be in the way.
is this categorized as an English or a Western saddle? If English then i need a small size. how do i order that? If "Western" then M=15" and i'm fine. also….how much does the small size of this model weigh?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Closer to English, but categorized as Australian. Benefit is the polis. They prevent you from sliding off onto the horses neck. Watch the movie, The Man From Snowy River, where the lead horseman is able to traverse steep reliefs without falling out of the saddle. No one else could do so. Can't help with sizing.
What size do I need?
A shopper on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I did find a chart elsewhere (can't remember where) that was very helpful and accurate for me:

Medium = approx. 17-17.5" English

Large = approx. 17.5-18" English

X-Large= approx. 18-18.5” English

I measure exactly between 17.5 and 18 for an English saddle, and the Large in the Pro Stock (listed here as "17") fits me perfectly; spouse measures exactly between 17 and 17.5 for English and he needs the Medium in the Pro Stock (listed here as "16"); the Large Pro Stock has too much room for him.
Does this saddle hold you in and even secure like a western saddle?
DEBBIE M on Nov 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I got the Wintec Pro just for that reason. I felt the western saddle was not as secure as this one. I have had my horse spook and I did not lose my seat at all, I just went along with the horse. The saddle keeps you from lunging forward and out of your seat. I highly recommend it. I now own 2 Wintec Pro Stock saddles as I have 2 horses who are two different sizes and did not want to keep changing the gullet.
will i still get 25% off when you get them back in stock?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately no that promotional offer may have already expired by then. We do however run various promotions Sundays to Saturdays .
What is the weight?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Weight is approximately 18 lbs. Very easy to manage. Great saddle!
How do you measure to find out what size girth to buy? I'm used to an Arabian Endurance saddle with the shorter billets. This looks like it has dressage length billets.
Sarah F on Dec 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Measure from just above the horse's elbow area underneath to just above the other elbow. A 14h to 15h horse will usually take in the 22-24" range, 15h to 16h is usually 24-26". Bear in mind there is a fair amount of leeway on these billets; the girth is not supposed to add any bulk under the rider's leg, but so long as it doesn't interfere with the bottom of the saddle flap, it could be used on that horse.
Is this saddle suitable for use on a gaited horse?
Karen S on Mar 31, 2014

I'm currently using mine on a Fjord, but my friend has been using hers for several years on a Tennessee Walker. The adjustable gullet is great. The saddle is comfortable and secure. I would recommend it!
can you use a chest strap?
A shopper on Jul 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but the only one that works is the Wintec one that matches the saddle. Western breast collars don't.
does this have a narrow twist?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have been riding in a older (2005?) Wintec 500 AP. The Pro Stock has an ever so slightly wider twist, but not by much. I also have a recent Wintec 500 Dressage saddle, and that saddle has a MUCH wider twist than the Pro Stock.
How do you get the stirrup leathers at the top to lock in? I see a bar but it doesn't move to lock my leathers in?
A shopper on May 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It doesn't lock but it stays secure because the bar tips upward. ? if that is good for a dragging situtation. I use breakaway stirrups.
Doe the 25% discount apply to this saddle?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, Additional discount restricted by manufacturer.
how do I know if a large seat is big enough? I am 5'7" and weigh 200 pounds.

Also. Can I attach a breast strap?
Gwenmadeline on Jan 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am 5'8" and weigh 190lbs with a slim type hips/thighs and the medium fits me great - I can fit my hand thin wise between the pulleys and my thighs which is a correct fit. My husband and others have ridden in it and do fine also, but a bit tighter for them. I think you would be happy with the large especially if you have never ridden australian before.

You can fit English type breast straps with this saddle.
Weight of saddle?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The actual weight of the saddle is 16 lbs 12 ounces
What kind of rigging does this saddle have?
Long dressage billets or bulky Aussie style?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Long billets, actually longer than my recent Wintec 500 Dressage saddle
What type of girth does it require?
A shopper on Oct 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It uses a dressage girth. I do love this saddle for trail riding, very secure seat and able to make it wide enough for my 2X wide Haflingers. I bought it for its lightness as I am 70 and my wonderful western saddles are to heavy for me to lift anymore. I can throw it up easily.
Does this have the adjustable y girth system?
Lisa W on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has the adjustable Y-girthing system.
What type of saddle pad should be used with this saddle?
ANGIE H on Sep 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Equipedic
what is CAIR?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: CAIR, is a revolutionary new air panel system, that evenly distributes weight across the entire length of the panel, virtually eliminating pressure points. CAIR air panels fluidly adjust with the horse’s muscle movement. • Better performance & freer movement for the horse. • Provides shock and impact absorption.
What kind of leathers?
A shopper on Apr 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I purchased my normal stirrup leathers, they attach same as any saddle.
What color hardware comes with this? Brass or chrome?
A shopper on Apr 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It has brass hardware. And in case you’re interested, I love my saddle.
Two questions
1.My RMH weighs 1200 with nice withers. He is 15'3H. I have been using the red bar, but the saddle does slip back a bit. Would the white bar be better?
2.Could I use an over girth with this saddle? Would it help make it a bit more stable?
Thanks in advance & I absolutely love this saddle!
Lisa H on Jan 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My horse is the same size I suggest trying the white bar. I use the winter padded girth. I never have slippage
If purchasing this saddle can you purchase to try and if you don't like the fit or feel is it returnable. Do you come to farm for fittings?
Elaine K on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we do not offer fitting services.
Can you order this saddle in brown? The manufacturer offers it in brown, but you don't have it listed as an option. Thanks.
Cindy R on Dec 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry, we do not offer this saddle in brown.
what other wintec saddles besides the Pro stock have the elastiflex tree? (such as pro dressage.)
Carolyn B on Nov 24, 2016
Wintec Pro Stock Saddle CAIR
Wintec Pro Stock Saddle CAIR
Wintec Pro Dressage Contourbloc Saddle CAIR
Wintec Pro Dressage Contourbloc Saddle CAIR
BEST ANSWER: We carry two others which have the elastiflex tree. Here are the links:
Bates Caprilli Close Contact Saddle
Bates Caprilli Close Contact Saddle
Wintec Pro Stock Swinging Fender Saddle CAIR
Wintec Pro Stock Swinging Fender Saddle CAIR
Does this saddle come with the stirrups or do I have to purchase those separately?
Erika M on Sep 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Wintec advises us that this is the saddle only. Leathers and stirrups are available separately. Usually traditional English style leathers and stirrups are used, along with a dressage style girth.
I have a Gypsy Vanner with a 9 3/4" gullet. Will this saddle fit?
Tammy J on Mar 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Wintec saddle is my best purchase. With the changeable gullet system it fits most horses. You can purchase the extra wide if you need it. My horse went from the gullet that came with the saddle medium to the extra wide the saddle fits great. I would purchase another but with only a few years I won't need it for a very long time it wears well also.
Can this be ordered in brown? I see the brown option on Wintec's website. Thanks! -TA
Tina A on Oct 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry, we currently offer this in Black only.
What is Cair?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Finally a panel system that understands the mechanics of the equine back and the impact saddles have on horse and rider performance. The revolutionary CAIR® Cushion System replaces the traditional fillings in your saddle panel with air. There are two independently sealed Air Cushions within each Saddle Panel. The concept of air, as the ultimate in cushioning for the horse is simple.

Air being a fluid medium will constantly adapt to the horse’s working muscles. This means that your weight will be distributed evenly across the entire length of the cushion, virtually eliminating pressure points. This extraordinary comfort results in freer movement, better carriage and a happier horse. For such a simple concept the dramatic difference the CAIR® Cushion System makes to a horse’s comfort and performance is profound.

The CAIR® Cushion System is patented worldwide and exclusive to Bates and Wintec Saddles.