We love the Bates Dressage Saddle because of the traditional way the heritage leather is prepared.
Beneath the traditional lines and elegant appearance, the Bates Dressage saddle offers high performance, as innovative features work to ensure optimal horse comfort and a balanced rider position. The seat features a narrow waist with greater width behind the rider for increased support of an optimal dressage position.
Heritage leather upholds the traditional European practices of natural oil and wax tannage. The high oil and wax content of this performance leather ensures optimum suppleness and enhanced rider grip.
Characteristic of the finest natural leather, the leather is heavily pre-oiled with visible shade variations, often being referred to as a ‘pull up’ leather with a traditional, if not distressed aesthetic. The depth of color is dependent on the infused oil content within the fibers of each particular hide. The distinctive tones of color are particularly visible when the leather is bent as the color lightens returning over time to its original color as the oils migrate back through into the fibers.
HART: Horse and Rider Technology that promises a transformative power for your position and your horse's complete freedom of movement.
- EASY-CHANGE® Fit Solution: The EASY-CHANGE Gullet System and the EASY_CHANGE Riser System offer a total fitting solution for the horse's absolute comfort.
- CAIR® Cushion System: Air constantly adapts to the horse's working muscles distributing their weight evenly, virtually eliminating pressure points.
- Elastiflex® Tree: Maintains clearance over the horse's wither with superior lateral flexion that works with the horse's muscular movement with every stride.
- Performance panel technology: Designed to ensure a large footprint on the horse's back, maximize the weight-bearing surface of the saddle, and resulting in a reduction of pressure.
- Comfort seat technology: Multi-layered foams for exacting densities for instantaneous comfort and support for optimal position.
- Classic Brown available by special order
Customize your saddle fit with Bates Flexibloc®, EASY-CHANGE Gullet System, and EASY-CHANGE Riser System.