Anatomically designed for ponies and their young riders. Featuring a supportive, comfortable and balanced seat with an ultra narrow waist. The performance materials ensure superior fit, comfort and stability.
Features the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution. Together the EASY-CHANGE Gullet System and the EASY-CHANGE Riser System offer an unparalleled scope of adjustment for a total fitting solution ensuring your pony's absolute comfort and your peace of mind. The EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution is exclusive to Bates and Wintec. EASY-CHANGE individual gullets are available to purchase in the following sizes: Narrow, Medium Narrow, Medium, Medium Wide, Wide and Extra Wide. This particular saddles arrive with a Medium gullet installed. The EASY-CHANGE Riser System allows you to make adjustments within the saddle panel for the optimal balance and clearance. EASY-CHANGE Risers are sold separately.
The Wintec 500 Pony All-Purpose Saddle with HART:
Scaled for ponies and younger riders, it boasts the many benefits of Horse and Rider Technology (HART) and is made of the most supple and durable leather-look material yet.
The subtly textured synthetic leather is comfortable, grippy and easy-care—it can simply be hosed clean after a day of riding. The deep, supportive seat offers the rider a feeling of security.
For the pony, super-soft flocked panels mold in and around the muscles, hugging the shape of the horse while providing the freedom to move. The lightweight Wintec 500 with HART is also a joy to handle and offers an adjustable fit.
- Protective cushioning through the CAIR® Cushion Panel System. It uses air to distribute the rider’s weight fluidly across the pony's back.
- Precision custom fit with the EASY-CHANGE™ Fit Solution, comprised of the EASY-CHANGE Gullet system and the EASY-CHANGE Riser system. Riders can select the optimal gullet width for the horse’s current shape and muscling, and make adjustments within the saddle panels for optimal balance and clearance. All adjustments are measurable, symmetrical and completely reversible.
- Ergonomic flex through the lightweight and durable Elastiflex Tree, which provides the lateral flexion to work with the horse’s muscular movement in every stride.
- Free movement supported by Performance Panel Technology shaped to support the horse’s natural motion and positioned to create a wide channel to clear the spine.
- Superior rider performance aided by Comfort Seat Technology. The seat gently supports the rider’s ability to move with the horse.
The Wintec 500 Flocked All-Purpose Pony Saddle:
Experience the joy and comfort of riding your pony in the 500 Pony All Purpose, a quality, weather-proof saddle for the keenest of young riders – be ready to take on anything nature throws your way! You will feel secure in your position with a supportive seat, and the added comfort and grip of the most supple and durable leather-look, easy-care saddle yet. For your pony, she will enjoy the super-soft panels which mold in and around her muscles so you can ride all day with the peace of mind that she is comfortable.
Ideal saddle for developing a young rider’s dressage position and schooling a pony for competition. Features include the Easy Change Fit Solution to easily adjust the width and shape of the Elastiflex tree and add panel risers to ensure optimum fit and comfort for the horse; adjustable Flexibloc® system to tailor the thigh and knee support for each individual’s comfort and position; traditional flocking and synthetic adjustable Y-Girthing.
Wintec Saddles featuring world leading performance systems, EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution, offer the ultimate in ease of fitting and performance for your horse. These revolutionary systems work together to provide a custom fit and fluid cushioning to hug your horse's individual conformation for even weight distribution over the entire length of the panel.
EASY-CHANGE Riser System allows you to insert riser panels that shim your saddle and aid in getting the perfect tree fitting based on your pony's conformation.
EASY-CHANGE Gullet system allows you to get a custom fit by changing the width of the saddle tree. Saddle comes with medium width gullet - other gullets sold separately.
Features for Both Saddle Systems (HART and Flock):
- Traditional Leather Appearance - Provides the same grip as leather but is waterproof and easy to care for
- Soft Equi-Suede Knee Insert - Rider feels more secure in the saddle
- Wintec Tree - Lifetime guarantee
- Flexible Tree Points - Allows your pony free shoulder movement
- Easy Change Gullet System - Allows saddle to fit any horse or pony
Ergonomic Stirrup Bar: Places the buckle of a stirrup leather in a recessed position to reduce bulk under your thigh
Adjustable Flexibloc System: Enables you to customize thigh support to your preference
Quick-change billet system: Allows customization by a saddler or saddle fitter and provides the assurance that billets can be returned to factory standard for the life of the saddle
Adjustable Y-girthing: Allows for an ideal adjustment and promotes saddle stability
A modern, stylish pony all purpose saddle with top performance features
- Designed for ponies and their young riders
Features a supportive, comfortable and balanced seat with an ultra-narrow waist
Performance materials ensure superior fit, comfort and stability
Weatherproof and durable
EASY-CHANGE Riser System provides panel fit adjustments
Elastiflex Tree to facilitate excellent communication