Please note: this saddle is NEW TO ORDER we do not hold stocks of new saddles and lead times vary depending on model
The Bates WIDE Dressage saddle is a cutting edge dressage saddle specially designed for the wider horse. The performance driven deep seat delivers an unsurpassed level of comfort for you and contact with your horse never previously experienced in a WIDE saddle. The deeper seat and ultra-narrow waist enables you to sit deeper into the saddle to support a well-balanced and central position. For your horse, an ultra-thin panel, wide chamber, large, even bearing surface and adjustable Y-girthing ensure optimal saddle stability and freedom of movement for a comfortable fit.
Features: EASY-CHANGE solution fit - Together the EASY-CHANGE®Gullet System and the EASY-CHANGE® Riser System offer a total fitting solution for your horse’s absolute comfort and your peace of mind. All adjustments are measurable, symmetrical and completely reversible, ensuring total confidence in your ability to custom fit your saddle to your horse’s changing shape for optimal comfort and performance. It’s EASY! Ergonomic Stirrup Bar - The Bates saddle ergonomic, design registered, stirrup bar removes additional bulk under the saddle skirt, ensuring even closer contact and maximizing your comfort. The unique shaping offers secure attachment of your stirrup leather, while enabling the leather to come free if required during a fall. Selected Bates saddle models feature a recessed channel to the stirrup keeper, further eliminating interference with your leg for a closer feel of the horse and increased comfort Adjustable Flexibloc system – The Bates saddles adjustable flexibloc system does exactly what it says on the tin. They are adjustable knee blocks designed so the rider can position them for the best optimum performance aiding. Luxe Leather - Luxe Leather is hand-selected from the finest calf skin leather in the world and meticulously cared for throughout its specialised tanning process. Leading to an ultra-soft feel and level of grip to meet the unique demands of a luxury equestrian saddle. Leather is a natural product (a skin) and as such may show some minor marks, scars or colour variations within the Luxe Leather are not a fault and add to the individual character of any new Bates Luxe Leather saddle.
What our fitters think: "The Bates WIDE dressage really opens so may doors and give us a fantastic option for wider fitting dressage saddle when the market is still quite limited in these. Great if your horse is a "plus size" or XW and above in fitting as these range up to an impressive 4XW!"