This is a guide for the most wonderful invention for riding on your horses back.
It is about Wintec's Interchangeable Gullets & Wintec's Gauge for measuring Wintec Saddles with this Easy Change Gullet System.
Let me make this perfectly clear...Not all Wintec Saddles come with the interchangeable gullet system.
Wintec has a complete interchangeable gullet system of 5 different sizes from Narrow to Extra Wide all color coded & comes with the Gullet Gauge, if you buy the complete package. The Medium gullet (Black) comes with your saddle & is the standard size. Make sure of the Gullet size, that is in a Used Saddle with this system. Ask the seller what color the gullet in the saddle is. If they don't know or unsure, have them open up the gullet area & you can look up the color for yourself online or here on eBay. When you buy a new saddle, it insures you that the Medium Gullet (Black), is for sure in the saddle. If there is another color gullet, you can look it up on the internet under the same name or here on eBay. :-)
When I say 6 Gullets, I am counting the Medium (Black), that comes with your saddle. The 5 Gullet Package + Gullet Gauge is just what it is. I purchased 2 saddles. One is the Wintec Wide All-Purpose & the other is the Wintec Pro Stock Saddle. The Wide came with the 3 gullets. The Stock Saddle came with the Medium Gullet (Black). I then purchased the 5 Gullet Package with the Gullet Gauge to use in the Wintec Pro Stock Saddle.
You can also buy any of the 6 gullets individually or the gullet gauge can be purchased seperate. This is a nice option if you buy the gauge, measure your horse accordingly & then purchase the gullet size you need.
The Gullet Gauge is pretty self-explanatory. You place your saddle without pad on your horse behind the wither's & shoulder, so that it is not restricting the horses movement in anyway. You then place your finger on the nail of the saddle. The nail is the 2 screws or solid pin in the front of the saddle that holds any gullet together. They are on both sides, exactly opposite of one another. Keeping your finger on the nail until you are sure of where it rests on your horses back, you then lift off the saddle & place the gauge behind your finger as close as you can get it. You then expand the scissor-like gauge until you see exactly what size gullet your horse will need. It is easy, quick & simple to use. You also need to check your horse every 3 months as you ride more & more. Their bodies change with exercise, just like ours.
One of my horses is off the chart & therefore I am using the Wintec Wide All-Purpose on him & it fits wonderfully.
Even though the Wintec Gauge is for Wintec Saddles, you could still use it for measuring your horses back. Following the above steps with the gauge, measure your horses back. Place a measuring tape (sewing cloth tape) up in the gullet, measuring the saddle's gullet. Next, compare the two. Between gauge & tape, you could come up pretty close to the fact of whether or not your saddle would work or not for your horses back.
I am so happy with this system & Wintec's Saddles that I probably could be their poster child or salesperson for the company.
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