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#1 Old 12-11-2006, 02:29 PM
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I know there are some riders here!

I am looking at some synthetic saddles, in particular this one.



Does anyone know if it is comfortable and balanced for a beginner?

I saw another cheap saddle, but it was leather and had calf leather too.

Do you have any other suggestions for good saddles, or a website where I can buy used saddles? My price range is up to $300, which is little for a saddle, but I don't want to buy an expensive one. Also, I ride English.



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No experience with that saddle in particular... I know the Bates Wintec line has a very convincingly "leather" saddle, though, which a couple of my friends have and are very pleased with.
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I've always found synthetic saddles quite comfortable, and I can't say I've ever heard of a preference between them and leather ones. As long as it's the right style and size, I wouldn't say it being synthetic will make any difference to a beginner. Might be better to switch now if anything, instead of riding for years on leather saddles
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#4 Old 12-11-2006, 05:40 PM
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what type of riding do you do? dressage, jumping etc?
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what type of riding do you do? dressage, jumping etc?



I will eventually do jumping, but for now I just need an all purpose saddle. I ride hunt seat.
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#6 Old 12-11-2006, 09:43 PM
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then the wintec should be fine. could probably find it cheaper on ebay though state line is kind of expensive.
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#7 Old 12-12-2006, 04:54 AM
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then the wintec should be fine. could probably find it cheaper on ebay though state line is kind of expensive.



I was thinking of getting one from usedsaddles.com because they have a trial period, so if I dont like it I can send it back.
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#8 Old 12-14-2006, 11:04 AM
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Trial period is a good idea so it can go back if it doesnt fit the horse properly. That one looks quite decent (although Im not really a fan of knee patches myself, although suppose I could be if I had more of a chance to get used to them). If youre looking for a "vegetarian" saddle though, it doesnt mention that the suede is fake, just the leather.
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I have a Wintec saddle. Very comfortable, but the stirrups suck!
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#10 Old 12-22-2006, 09:25 PM
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ive heard lots of good things about bates/wintec. ive never ridden in one though. do you have a tack shop near you? some have used saddles for sale. there usually way cheaper than new ones. how long have you been ridding?
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