Bates All Purpose Heritage Leather Saddle

Bates All Purpose Heritage Leather Saddle 2 2.5 5 1
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The Bates All Purpose saddle is the first true high performance general purpose saddle featuring cutting edge design and technology. The All Purpose offers a luxurious seat ideal for leisure riding and flatwork with a slightly forward, rounded flap for security over fences. The deep seat supports a correct and balanced position for those who want to do a bit of everything in their saddle.

  • Deep seat for balance and security.
  • Luxurious comfort for horse and rider.
  • Heritage Leather is tanned using natural oil and wax to highlight the desirable rich patina characteristic of fine leathers while enhancing suppleness and grip for rider comfort.
  • Moderate cut flap for flatwork, pleasure riding or jumping.
  • Ergonomic, recessed stirrup bars minimize bulk under the thigh.
  • Fully adjustable FlexiBloc system enables the rider to tailor their own knee support.
  • Rear velcro to enable use of a rear block (not included).
  • Extremely soft knee pads.
  • Short Triple Point and balance girth option.
  • CAIR panel system - Air filled cushions provide maximum comfort for your horse by automatically adjusting as he moves and eliminating pressure points.
  • Easy Change Gullet System provides a custom fit for many different horses. Easily and quickly change the gullet plate out or use the riser system to custom fit to your horse and change as needed.
  • Elastiflex tree has a rigid head to maintain clearance over the horse’s withers. It also offers the lateral flexion to work with your horse’s movements. Precision engineered to be lightweight, symmetrical and ultra-durable, this tree is guaranteed against breakage for 10 years under normal riding conditions.

    EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution is comprised of the EASY-CHANGE Gullet system and the EASY-CHANGE Riser system. It offers a total saddle fitting solution for absolute horse comfort and your peace of mind. Select the optimal gullet width in the EASY-CHANGE Gullet system for your horse’s current shape and muscling. Make adjustments within the saddle panels for optimal balance and clearance with the EASY-CHANGE Riser system. All adjustments are measurable, symmetrical and completely reversible, ensuring total confidence in the saddle’s ability to be custom fitted to the horse’s changing shape for optimal comfort and performance.

    CAIR® Cushion system uses air cushions in place of traditional panel fittings. CAIR air cushion technology inside generously sized Bates performance panels provides significant advantages in the way it distributes the rider’s weight and cushions the horse’s back. Under your weight, air cushions continually mold to mirror your horse’s individual conformation and working muscles. They ensure a close, even contact over a much larger weight-bearing area and help eliminate instances of pressure points. In cushioning your horse’s back, the dynamic nature of the air ensures it works in synergy with your horse’s muscles, rather than your horse’s muscles working against a static medium. Additionally, air provides the ultimate shock absorption, reducing instances of trauma to your horse’s back.

    Quick-Change Girth Point System offers peace of mind in knowing that the points can be fitted to factory standard throughout the life of the saddle. This girth system also allows customization by a saddler or saddle fitter. The unique design ensures the girth points are highly durable and ultra slim-profile, which supports a close contact feel and increased comfort for horse and rider.
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Tree TypeAdjustable
Saddle MaterialLeather
Saddle ConditionNew
Sale TypeRegular Price Items

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I’m an exshow jumper (now ...
Oct 30, 2023
I’m an exshow jumper (now dressage rider) who needed something to bring along my young horse over fences and on trails without risking my $$$ dressage saddle. This saddle has a nice balance and a deep seat for dressage work but still allows me to get off my boy’s back and work over jumps. I know the price tag is a bit pricey for a “play” saddle but the quality is amazing and the fit exceptional for my extremely hard-to-fit warmblood.
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Jul 7, 2018
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