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Bates Caprilli All Purpose Saddle

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For centuries saddlemakers have designed saddles to maximise rider comfort. Bates Australia has shifted the focus to the horse. The radical new features in their saddles will give your horse the freedom to reach its maximum potential. Their CAIR panel system will revolutionise the way your horse feels the weight on its back, cushioning the saddle with air to evenly distribute the rider's weight, virtually eliminating pressure points and discomfort.

Their EASY-CHANGE Gullet System is another unique development which allows the gullet size in your saddle to be changed to suit your horse in a matter of minutes. So you can make sure your horse is always comfortable.

Incorporating these innovative systems into a traditional leather saddle that builds on centuries of development enables Bates Australia to bring you a saddle of unparalleled performance.

So why not let your horse feel the freedom of a radically different Bates Saddle today...

The Bates Caprilli All-Purpose Saddle is a super comfortable all round saddle great for general pleasure riding, flatwork, hunting and some jumping.

Well Balanced Seat - Caprilli seat is narrow in the waist and wide in the sitting area to balance the rider comfortably.

Recessed Stirrup - Stirrup bars are recessed under the tree Bars to help remove the lump of the stirrup leather from under the riderís leg.

Forward Cut Flap - Allows for a variety of leg positions.

High Tech Seat Foam - High Tech seat foams provide maximum comfort by absorbing shock and wonít ride down, flatten or harden like other seat foams or light weight gels.

Girthing System - Short, triple girth points are fitted for easy adjustment.

Adjustable Flexibloc System - Enables rider to individually tailor their thigh and knee support.

CAIR Panel - Saddle panel is thinner than traditionally stuffed panels.

CAIR Panel System - Revolutionary new air panel system that evenly distributes weight across the entire length of the panel, virtually eliminating pressure points. CAIR air panels fluidly adjust with the horseís muscle movement.

Easy Change Gullet System - Allows on-the-spot adjusting of the saddle to fit correctly over the horse's wither. Allows the saddle to be fitted to suit the horse's changing shape.

Luxurious Hand Selected Leathers - This saddle is crafted using the finest hand selected leathers from Southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland. All hides are specially tanned to be highly resistant to sweat and to be soft and supple for horse and rider comfort.

Chrome Tanned Prestretched Leather Points - Prestretcjed for longer durability. Heavily waxed to seal the leather from water or moisture.

Lifetime Guarantee on Bates Trees - Bates Trees are guaranteed for the lifetime of the saddle.