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Wintec 250 All-Purpose with Flocked Panels

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Wintec 250 All-Purpose with Flocked Panels

Attractively priced and versatile, this Wintec 250 All-Purpose is suited to general leisure riding, trails, jumping or flatwork. It’s adjustable to fit your horse thanks to the EASY-CHANGE® Gullet System and flocked panels. Lightweight, splash-proof, durable and easy-care, with a non-restrictive open seat.

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Item #: X1-150056
List: $525.00
Dover's Price:
$475.00
Ships in 2-5 Business Days
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An ideal first saddle, the Wintec 250 All-Purpose gets you started riding comfortably and in a correct position. This hard-wearing, well-priced and versatile saddle is suited to general leisure riding, trails, jumping or flatwork. Equipped with the EASY-CHANGE® Gullet System, it’s easily adjustable in width to fit your horse; flocked panels can be altered professionally for a precise fit.

This A/P saddle is lightweight, splash-proof, durable and easy-care. An open seat allows your freedom of movement. An ergonomic stirrup bar places the buckle of a stirrup leather in a recessed position to reduce bulk under your thigh. The Flexibloc System enables you to customize thigh support to your preference. This saddle is not compatible with the EASY-CHANGE™ Riser System. Includes a medium gullet plate. Additional gullet plates sold separately.


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How to Clean Your Synthetic Saddle
Use a mixture of gentle soap and warm water applied with a rag or sponge to loosen grime. Stuck on dirt can sometimes be removed with a soft brush. Rinse thoroughly, and allow the items to dry naturally in the sun.


Guidelines for Sizing an All-Purpose Saddle to a Rider
All-Purpose saddles are perfect for leisure riders who like to take a few small jumps, work on the flat and enjoy trail rides. Some fox hunters also choose this type of saddle, which combines features required for both jumping and flatwork.

Flaps are longer than those on jumping saddles, yet not as long and are cut with a more forward rotation than average dressage saddles. Seat depths vary, but in general are not as shallow as those on jump saddles or as deep as those on dressage saddles.

How the "twist" of a saddle feels to you is a personal choice, though it is an aspect of saddle tree design intended to accommodate the horse's shape more than the rider's. The twist is located behind the pommel at the front of the saddle's seat. The front of any saddle tree has a steep angle to accommodate a horse's withers, while the back of the tree has a flatter angle to accommodate a horse's back. The twist occurs where the bars of the tree "twist" to form the transition between the front and back of the tree. The width of the strip of leather over the twist does not necessarily indicate the width of the twist.

If you feel like you're sitting on a wide board when you sit in a saddle, then the twist is too wide for your build. This could force you into a chair seat position, which puts you behind the horse's movement. A twist appropriately sized for you will allow your legs to hang down softly. If a twist is too narrow for you, your thighs won't feel supported. A professional saddle consultant can be sure that your ideal twist is appropriate for your horse's build.

To find an A/P saddle that will help you enjoy all your riding activities, follow these guidelines.

  • Hip to knee length determines where your knee and leg fit in accordance to the angle and point of the flap. Look to fit this part of your leg first. The rotation and size of the saddle flap should complement the angle of your leg. Your knee should hit at the top point of the flap with at least two fingers to spare.
  • Saddle seat size affects your comfort, ability to move and effectiveness in seat aids. Ignore the seat size measurement of the saddle and work with what actually fits your body. Every manufacturer's saddle seat sizing will feel different. Most saddles require that you fit between three to four fingers (a hand's width) behind your bottom and the tip of the cantle. If you feel confined in a deep-seated saddle, then try the next seat size up.
  • Flap length is less important than the way the flap shape complements the angle of your leg. As a general guideline, the flap will fall only about a third of the way down your calf. The goal in determining flap length is to avoid having the edge of the saddle flap catch on the top of your tall boot or half chap.
  • Riding style, your own personal preference, for any one factor of the saddle and your position as determined by your unique physical build is always important. If you feel confined or restricted in a saddle, or conversely, do not feel supported, try another saddle.