The saddles for Previous Horse and Mathilda have been retired. I decided to start with an inexpensive – in saddle-speak – synthetic saddle while I figure out what I want for my new forever saddle(s). Internet trolling and personal preference settled on a Wintec 500, close-contact, with flocking. When I stopped by my local tack shop, those options got an immediate pffft from the owner. Her professional recommendation was a Wintec 2000 with suede seat and air panels in the all-purpose style, because reasons. Hmm. I have been shopping at Carousel Tack Shoppe for 20 years. She has yet to lead me astray. Let’s do this.
Allow me to introduce my first saddle purchase in 30 years.