• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Wintec Leadline Saddle Package

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Wintec Leadline Saddle Package

    We just got our 3 1/2yr daughter her very first pony for Christmas this year!! I ordered the wintec leadline saddle package from stateline tack -came with saddle, webbers, peacock irons, and girth.... My question is about the webbers....I'm not sure if I
    Put them on correctly bc even on the shortest hole they seem too longI know these webbers are made for the leadline saddle-it says they are supposed to fit even the tiniest of riders...so I'm hoping that theres a way to either adjust them, or that I've got them on wrong??? Any advice/recommendations are greatly appreciated! ...the girth also seems too big-44is what came with it ...which I've now looked at other leadline saddle packages such as the Camelot -that girth comes with a 24inch web girth-that size seems more like it? Anyhow...in that general price range is the wintec, HDR, Camelot , and Ovation is any one of these better than the other for a first leadline saddle??

    Thanks again

  • #2
    I'd say of those brands, Wintec is probably your best bet. I'm not terribly impressed with the quality of any of the other saddles.

    For the Webbers, you will slide the stirrup over the loop at the top (not the hook). That loop will slide onto the stirrup bar. The hook will form a loop that the stirrup rests on when the hook hooks into one of the holes.

    The girth is going to be incredibly subjective. If you're doing leadline on say, my Arab, you'll want a 52" girth. If you're doing it on, say a shetland, then you'll need something smaller.

    Comment


    • #3
      and where are the Xmas pictures????

      The Wintec leadline saddle has long billets -- I have one and use a 22" Wintec dressage girth for a 50" FAT welsh pony.

      I would say that they owe you a proper girth and the shipping to return and exchange.

      The webbers double back and go into the slots. As a tip I don't use stirrups with my grandkids - I let their leg hang down long and natural and I have them split their hands, one in front and the other holding the cantle behind. That way they are not stooped over w/both hands holding in front and they are sitting up more proper with their shoulders tall.

      Hey hey PONY FUN. I am an enabler!! You should also teach your pony to drive for double the use and pleasure. Darn shame I can't afford a pony sleigh - we've got the snow for it right now. I did buy a strap of sleigh bells and do drive my buggy all decorated this time of yr.
      Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas or dreams are foolish. There is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle.

      Comment


      • #4
        I went out and measured the kids webbers - they are 18" long. When hanging the stirrup from the highest hole --- it is 11" from the stirrup bar to the top of the stirrup, 16" to the bottom foot rest.

        Since they sent the wrong girth I'd question which webbers you received also.
        Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas or dreams are foolish. There is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle.

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          Pony grandma...I just measured the webbers- they are 11inches from the top stirrup bar to the top of the stirrup ....and the package they came in said 18" kids webbers....did you have to wrap them around at all for them to be short enough? With the webbers attached and my daughter just sitting in the saddle on the arm chair of our sofa -she's reaching for them??that's why I wondered if I have them on correctly...do you by any chance have a picture of your webbers attached ?!?

          Also...if state line won't swap me out for a smaller girth...I'm going to have to return the package and buy it from maybe justforponies.com ....they also carry the wintec leadline but everything else is ala carte...but I'd be able to get a girth as small as 20" if need be

          I'm wanting to go the synthetic route bc they look to have a deeper more secure seat than the leather ones I've seen

          Comment


          • #6
            You can't get any smaller on the webbers. I would just not use stirrups for leading around until the kid's leg grows longer. Letting the leg hang down natural helps them relax (no bracing on the stirrup) and they start learning a nice long leg under the hip feel. It will always feel 'right' to them later when they start real riding. It will be easier for them to ride bareback then too. In fact I start that now when it's safe for them - they learn to feel the horse and learn to relax andnot be scared of the feel of the muscle movement. I let them lay down (when standing still) both backwards and forward (hugging the pony's neck).

            In the case of a leadline class you could wrap the webber to shorten it but I probably wouldn't do that for daily use w/ a synthetic material, it will cause it to crack. At this tender age it is not about teaching them to ride, we side walk them around and make sure that they are safe and don't get scared. We walk them down the road to hear the clippy clops and then up and down a small enbankment so they get used to going up and down terrain and are not afraid of the animals change of movement and balance. We step over poles and walk thru puddles, the kids really enjoy the little challenges. We use a halter and a snap rein and then they learn to add some open rein steering. Kids can't learn to really ride until they have some length of leg and more muscle and have developed a sense of balance for themselves.

            VTO has an on-line sale right now if you're looking to rebuy.
            Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas or dreams are foolish. There is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle.

            Comment

            Working...
            X