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Wintec 500 Wide All Purpose Cair Saddle

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Product Summary:

Wintec 500 WIDE All Purpose Saddle With CAIR

A saddle made to fit the cob, or wider horse that’s comfortable for the rider too! Designed to counteract the wideness of the saddle, the comfortably waisted seat enables the rider to relax into a comfortable and correct riding position. The EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution is exclusive to Bates and Wintec. EASY-CHANGE Individual Gullets are available to purchase in 1XW, 2XW, 3XW, and 4XW sizes; saddles arrive with a 2XW 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.


  • Broad Chamber
  • Narrow waisted seat
  • CAIR Cushion System provides significant performance advantages in the way it uses air technology to distribute the rider’s weight and cushions your horse’s back
  • EASY-CHANGE Gullet System WIDE; select the optimal gullet width for the horse’s current shape and muscling
  • EASY-CHANGE Riser System, make adjustments within the saddles panel for the optimal balance and clearance
  • Adjustable Y-Girthing
  • Shaped Equi-Suede knee insert
  • Recessed stirrup channel
Item Specifications:


Downloadable Resources
Wintec Saddle FeaturesClick For More Info
Easy Change Fit InstructionsClick for More Info
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
16.5" Black E004138 165 BLK WAPC50WXXXBLK42 9329097043778
16.5" Brown E004138 165 BRN WAPC50WXXXBRN42 9329097043785
17" Black E004138 17 BLK WAPC50WXXXBLK43 9329097043792
17" Brown E004138 17 BRN WAPC50WXXXBRN43 9329097043808
17.5" Black E004138 175 BLK WAPC50WXXXBLK44 9329097043815
17.5" Brown E004138 175 BRN WAPC50WXXXBRN44 9329097043822
18" Black E004138 18 BLK WAPC50WXXXBLK46 9329097043839
18" Brown E004138 18 BRN WAPC50WXXXBRN46 9329097043846
Additional Information:
Wintec – Limited Warranty

Bates guarantees the Wintec range of saddles for a period of two years against faulty materials, or workmanship. Further, the Elastiflex tree in your saddle is guaranteed against breakage for the lifetime of the saddle deemed to be ten years* (five years for the Wintec Western saddle). The warranty on a Wintec saddle and its components are subject to use under normal conditions. The warranty card should be retained by the purchaser, along with the original receipt as the retailer will require it should warranty work be required. Saddles which require a repair under warranty should ideally be returned to the reseller from which they were purchased. Associated shipping costs are the owner’s responsibility.

If you are at all concerned that your saddle may be faulty in any way, please return the saddle to the reseller from which you purchased it, so they may assess your saddle. Should warranty work be required the reseller will require the warranty card along with the original purchase receipt. Associated transport costs are the owner’s responsibility.

Product Reviews by Customers

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what's the tree size?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Wintec advises us that this saddle comes with the Light Lavender Extra Wide gullet, which is 25.4 cm / 10 inches wide.
would this saddle be appropriate for a 14.2 haflinger?
A shopper on Mar 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, this is not something we are able to advise. The item is able to use the easy change gullet system.