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Wintec 250 Dressage- flocked

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Wintec 250 Dressage- flocked

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The Wintec 250 Dressage Saddle with Flocked Panels offers the flexibility to fit your horse as it develops or changes. This economical synthetic dressage saddle has synthetic flocked panels that can be adjusted to suit the shape of your horse's back, and it has the EASY-CHANGE™ Gullet System that allows the width of the gullet to be altered. Read more…
Flocked Panels
Item #: X1-15851
List: $595.00
Clearance:
$439.99
Ships in 2-5 Business Days
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The budget-friendly Wintec 250 Dressage Saddle with Flocked Panels offers a comfortable ride for both horse and rider. It’s equipped with the EASY-CHANGE™ Gullet System for great versatility in altering the width of the gullet to fit your horse, plus synthetic flocked panels that can be adjusted to the shape of your horse’s back. Classically styled with traditional lines, this easy-care synthetic saddle is lightweight, weather-proof and hard-wearing.


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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 a Dressage Saddle to a Rider
For dressage, you need to sit deeply in a neutral, balanced position on your horse. A saddle that fits you and your horse well will make achieving a good position easy. Long flaps on dressage saddles encourage a long stirrup length to maximize your ability to keep a relaxed leg in full contact with your horse. Thigh blocks designed to support your legs- long, short, large, small, external or under the flap -and the depth of the seat, are matters of personal preference.

The "twist" of a saddle is also 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 sit in a saddle and feel like you're sitting on a wide board, 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.

Consider these guidelines as you look for your perfect fit in a dressage saddle.

  • 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.