Wintec Pro Endurance Saddle is rated
Rated 5 out of
I have been searching for a saddle to fit my broad-as-a-barn Haflinger pony and hoped this one, with all the built-in fitting adjustments might be perfect. I ordered a wide template, too, as I was sure it would be needed. Well, I was wrong and never actually got to try the saddle. After difficulty loosening screws to change the gullet plate, I realized that it might be easier to simply try the wide plate for fit before going further. For this mare, wide wasn't wide enough, but the experience deserves a review. There are SO many ways to fit this saddle! Of course, the gullet width can be altered, but there's more. The stirrup bar is adjustable. The panels can accept shims to balance, fit, or compensate for a horse's asymmetry. Even the billet straps can be adjusted. On top of that, the suede-like finish is beautiful, will be grippy and comfortable on a trail ride, and there are ample rings to use for tying on gear. These positive factors coupled with a very reasonable price and the unbeatable service from SmartPak make this saddle a great choice. I am looking forward to seeing it in the extra-wide category, but to make the next attempt easier, I'll just order the gullet bars I might need before ordering a test ride saddle. Now that I know about the quality and features, I believe that would be the simplest route to take.
Date published: 2021-07-01