The Bates All Purpose (GP) saddle is a A cutting edge all-purpose saddle specially designed for your wider horse. The Bates WIDE All Purpose achieves unprecedented contact and comfort for horse and rider. The wide and even chamber performance panels support your horses working muscles and maximises movement in their shoulder area. Pressure is reduced through the large weight bearing distribution area of the panels, ensuring comfort for your horse in all disciplines.
- 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.
- 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 think:
“The Bates WIDE AP is a fantastic option if your horse needs a saddle with width options over XW.”