Do tekna saddles have changeable gullets?

Last Update: April 20, 2022

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TEKNA® QUIK CHANGE™: The new generation of saddles with changeable gullet system.

Do all saddles have interchangeable gullets?

Standard saddles have been specifically designed to accommodate the EASY-CHANGE® Gullet Range in the six interchangeable gullet plates as follows: Narrow – Yellow, Medium Narrow – Green, Medium – Black, Medium Wide – Blue, Wide – Red and Extra Wide – White.

Are Tekna saddles good?

They have really solid reviews on their synthetic leather products. People really love their halters and bridles and had really great things to say about the quality of the fake leather. Their saddles utilize an adjustable gullet system (Quik-Change system).

Are Tekna saddles synthetic?

Background of The Tekna Brand

This high quality synthetic saddle, meticulously designed and crafted by a team of experts, was met with high praise. The success of this first line of saddles prompted Tekna to release another line of saddles (known as the S-line) just two years later.

What is a Tekna saddle?

Tekna® Saddles. The exclusively designed Panel System is a pocket composed of a layer of latex, felt and wool flock. This allows a comfortable and even contact with the horse's back. This also allows for the panels to be repacked and individually shaped.

TEKNA QUIK CHANGE Changing Gullet Plates

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Are all Tekna Saddles adjustable?

All TEKNA® S-Line saddles are built on the basis of a QUIK CHANGE™ saddle tree system. This allows the saddler to quickly and individually adjust the saddle width by replacing the gullet.

How do I know if my saddle is too narrow?

Look at the angle of the point of the saddle, and look at the angle of the horses shoulder. You should be able to see if the point is following the shape of the horse, or if it is sticking inwards (too narrow), or if it is sticking outwards (too wide). You should be looking at the angle of the POINT, not the panel.

Do all Wintec saddles have changeable gullets?

All Wintec saddles are designed with an adjustable gullet system. This provides a quick and easy way of adjusting the width of the saddle to fit correctly over the horses withers.

Can ideal saddles be adjusted?

Depending on the tree some Ideal saddles can be adjusted by a saddler on a bench slightly but the tree cannot be guaranteed as they are not designed to be adjusted like other saddles.

Are wintec and Thorowgood gullets the same?

No absolutely not. They are a different shape, and they wouldn't connect anyway - also the wintec gullet will cause a flare in the TG and ruin it and cause a pressure point on the horse.

Can you put a red gullet in a wintec wide saddle?

Well-Known Member. This post is getting ridiculous now! Standard wintec saddles with changeable gullets will allow up to the XW gullet. The old Wintec Wide/cob saddle will allow the 3 purple gullets and the red and white gullets you can use in the standard saddles.

Do Wintec saddles fit all horses?

Except you can't. The only part of a wintec you can change is the width at the front - there is nothing you can do about the tree shape or panel shape. And those, due to their stupid design, don't suit many horses.

What happens if saddle is too narrow?

If the saddle is too narrow, the pommel will be too high at the front throwing the rider's weight to the rear and putting weight and pressure through the loin area of the horse. The rider will also be unbalanced tipping forward in consequence. The panels (the soft pads under the saddle) will probably also 'bridge.

What do I do if my saddle is too narrow?

Unfortunately with a too-narrow saddle, there is no fix. Think of putting on a too-tight shoe... there's nothing that will make it better. You could put any type of sock on you wanted to, but it won't help, you'll still walk around like a duck because the shoe hurts.

How do I know if my western saddle is too narrow?

Your saddle is too narrow if the front of the saddle sits high. When the saddle is sitting directly upon the horse's withers, pinching can often occur. Your saddle is too wide if the front of the saddle is low. This also results in pinching but at the top of the saddle's bars.

How do you clean a Tekna saddle?

Wipe your Tekna® tack with a clean, damp cloth and let dry. For sueded seats and knee pads, if the nap of the material rubs smooth, you may gently use a stiff brush to raise the nap. No detergents or solvents should ever be used. Do not dry in direct sunlight or use heat.

Are Wintec saddles good?

The Wintec 500 AP (All Purpose) is a fabulous saddle for everyday riding, schooling, hacking and great for jumping and dressage too! The saddle provides you with a secure position, and supportive seat, with the comfort and grip of the most supple, and durable leather-look which is very easy to keep clean and maintain.

How long do Wintec saddles last?

With a Wintec, I would say 8-15 years would be the time I would estimate it should last, depending on how you take care of it.

How long does a horse saddle last?

A high-quality Western horse saddle can easily last 25 years, but you'll be lucky to get five good years from a cheap saddle. Saddles will start to show signs of aging and can be uncomfortable for horses relatively quickly when you don't take care of them.

How do I know if my saddle has a changeable gullet?

Look under the pommel. There will be two large screws, one on either side. Once unscrewed you'll be able to pull the lining away, it's attached with Velcro, so you can access the gullet plate.

Do Wintec saddles fit Quarter horses?

NEW Wintec 2000 High Wither All Purpose saddle – perfect for those high-wither thoroughbreds! NEW Wintec 2000 Wide All Purpose – now a grippy saddle to suit your wide quarter-horse!

What size gullet do Wintec saddles come with?

Most of our saddles will come fitted with a Medium/Black gullet, however High Wither models will come fitted with a Medium Narrow/Green Gullet and Wide saddles will come fitted with a 2XW gullet.

Where should a saddle sit on a pony?

The saddle should be placed on the back, over the wither, and then slid backwards into its natural resting place. Check that the saddle is balanced and level and not tipping backwards or forwards. There should be a broad-bearing surface, with the weight distributed evenly along the horse's back.

Are Barnsby saddles adjustable?

The saddle can be adjusted in about 10 minutes and has infinite lifetime adjustability. ... Based in Walsall, the centre of the English Saddlery industry, Barnsby has been making saddles and bridles for over 200 years.