The Bates All Purpose VSD shares all the performance features of the Bates All Purpose, but with a straighter cut flap and a unique placement of the stirrup bar, which together, encourage a longer, straighter leg, tending towards a dressage position. Experience the power of innovation with instantaneous comfort, security and balance, ensuring the most luxurious deep seat for leisure riding, flatwork and some dressage.
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. 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 say: “The Bates AP VSD is a great option if you want a neater cut versatile saddle which you could dressage in. Still featuring all the revolutionary technology seen in the Bates saddles range the VSD simply has a straighter cut front for a neater look on the horse.”
PLEASE NOTE: All adjustable saddles come with the Medium gullet bar as standard, we can change the gullet bar to the size required for a £5 fee prior to shipping, alternatively we can put the size needed in the box with the saddle for you to change and if you purchase the saddle and keep BOTH gullet bars the additional would need purchasing also. If only one bar is kept the other would need sending back to us