Manufacturer: Bates (View all products by Bates)
Model: Bates (View all Bates reviews)
Category: Dressage Saddles
Purchase: I bought this saddle about 7 years ago for $1200AUS but now it retails for much more! I was jumping bigger and needed a saddle that allowed for that but still had a bit of a seat and short flaps as I'm very small.
Likes: Double grain leather seat wears a LOT better than I thought it would. Fit is fantastic- easy change gullet system and flock filling. It is a 'bigger horse' type saddle I have found. Great fit for rider, it is that great balance of not being restrictive but not being a flat board. I can get my legs on my horses side easily, great forward cut flaps (if you have longer legs) and a bit of a seat just in case you need that extra stability (ie. pigroot on landing :)
Dislikes: It has marked where my stirrup leather sit more than my other bates saddle. The price now is also expensive.
Quality: Great leather, good adjustability. A quality saddle that seems to last a long time. Flaps aren't really thin like some and girth straps are thick and sturdy.
Summary: Great saddle for fit, durability and rider comfort. An all around great jumping saddle. It can be a bit bulky under leg if you have very short legs. I'd recommend it to anyone and would never sell it.
Usefulness Rating: 2.72727 out of 5.
11 reader(s) voted.
Henri De Rivel Pro Buffalo Dressage Saddles
Zaldi Sanjorge Dressage Saddles
Amerigo Alto Pinerolo Dressage Saddles
Avalon D Dressage Saddles
Thorowgood T4 High Wither Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles
Ghost Roma Dressage Saddles
Klimke Miller Dressage Saddles
Devoucoux Milady Dressage Saddles
Bond Street Pegasus Dressage Saddles
Cynron Pegasus Dressage Dressage Saddles
Hermes Corlandus Dressage Saddles
Rembrandt Integra - Non Adjustable Dressage Saddles
Prestige Venus K Dressage Saddles
Corta-flx Pellets 11lb size Dressage Saddles
Albion Revelation #87532 Dressage Saddles
Schleese Wave Dressage Saddles
County Saddlery County Perfection Dressage Saddles
Equipe Platinum Bocelli Dressage Saddles
Custom Saddlery Icon Flight Dressage Saddles
Collegiate 6521 / Monarch Dressage Saddles