Hey there, new here So the title of this post probably sounds pretty stupid - you don't have a horse, but you want a saddle??? (Long post, sorry guys!) For a few months last year, I was helping out a OTTB horse rescue and learning the Parelli technique whilst also trying to regain my riding confidence. The saddles that were available to me were Wintec 100s, and even though they're super comfy, I didn't feel very safe in them if I rode any faster than a trot, as I felt like I was going to tumble forwards. So I ended up getting a second hand generic stock saddle which felt safer because of the knee pads, but the comfort level was less than average, and wasn't the best comfort wise for the horses I was riding. Fast forward to now (June 2017) and I'm keen to get back in the saddle after months off prepping for and having my wedding. I did a Gumtree search on Wintec 100s in my area out of curiosity, and found 2 for $100 each, pretty good condition. I'm thinking whether I should go ahead and get one as maybe the safety issue I have is just from lack of confidence and riding skill. If it's not, then I'd consider hunting for a second hand, comfy, safe saddle that would better suit more than one horse. Now I've read that half breed saddles and pretty good safety wise and comfort wise for the rider and horse. I'm not planning on getting into any competitions and pretty much just trail ride and improve my riding skill. If there was such a thing as a Wintec 100 style saddle with knee pads and a better, safer feeling (lower?) seat, then I'd get it. Open to any suggestions! P.S. Prior to helping at the rescue, I hadn't ridden in over 10 years!