The Bates Icelandic saddle delivers new benchmarks in comfort and performance for the Icelandic horse and rider. A modern, deeper seat offers unrivalled close contact for enhanced communication. The revolutionary Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar enables the rider to customise their support by locating the stirrup bar to suit their individual riding position for perfect balance with the unique paces of the Icelandic horse.
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! Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar - Featured on select Bates saddles; the Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar allows effortless horse and rider alignment for correct symmetry. The Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar can be easily repositioned by simply lifting the catch and sliding the bar to suit the rider’s individual position. The bar should then be secured by pressing down firmly on the catch and locking the bar into place. Heritage Leather - Bates heritage leather upholds the traditional European practices of natural oil and wax tanning. The high oil and wax content of this performance leather ensures optimum suppleness and enhanced rider grip. The heritage leather is a smooth finish more "traditional" flap leather type you would see on many saddles. This leather is used on many of the Bates performance saddle range.
What our fitters think: "If you are looking for a crossover specialist/dressage saddle then this is your one. The Bates Icelandic has all the look and feel of a dressage saddle yet technical design which will fit and work for the tricky icelandic shape. Likewise if you had a native wide/flatter backed type which you wanted a dressage saddle for this one may be worth a try!"
Please note: this saddle is NEW TO ORDER we do not hold stocks of new saddles and lead times vary depending on brand