AP saddle, whadya think?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by kinnip, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I've decided to get a Wintec saddle, with the CAIR panels and gullet change system. The question is, should I buy the 500 dressage or the 500 all purpose? I've had an AP saddle in the past and i didn't like it, but that may have been the make. Whadya think? Are APs worth the purchase, or should I start with the dressage and save for a jumping saddle?
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    It all depends what you are riding, jumping or flatwork?

    Wintec is a very good name brand saddle and many of Paso Fino people use those! Most of them ride them in dressage style.
  3. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    I rode on Wintecs for years, and just loved them. My "grown-up" saddle was a gorgeous Barnsby AVG dressage saddle that cost 4 times as much, and it was a wonderful saddle--but it had nowhere near the versatility of the Wintecs.

    Can you find a dealer that would let you try a Wintec AP? Even most online dealers these days will let you try out a saddle, but it's tricky because you have to keep it in absolutely pristine condition, usually, in order to return it.

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