Horse Tack Review

Dressage Saddles

For Sale on eBay

Manufacturer: Bates
Model: Caprilli
Category: Dressage Saddles

Purchase: used on ebay $1,000

Likes: Beautiful to look at, and I think my horse was comfortable.

Dislikes: This saddle has such a wide twist, I simply could not ride in it. I have been riding in a Collegiate Jessica, which I now know has a very narrow twist. I have been able to sit the trot on my horse, and hes a big moving fellow, going from posting to sitting, even starting some extended trot, with no problems. I decided to buy the Bates, thinking it would fit my new half friesian baby as she grows up, as well as my gelding. I absolutely could not sit my horses trot, and was bouncing all over his back, I could not give him a leg cue as I was trying so hard not to bounce! So my advice is ride in one before you buy! I had no idea the seat could affect my riding to such a degree! I actually used foil to make a mold of the seat of my old Collegiate and the Bates to see just how different they are, and the Bates is wide and flat compared to the Jessica. I am sure this must fit the personal anatomy of some riders, but not this one!

Quality: I do not know how well it will hold up as I sold it immediately, but it is beautiful to look at.

Summary: Try before you buy!

Rating: 3

Author: JJ

Date: 2006-10-16

Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
6 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..

Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 

Black Country Vinici Dressage Saddles
Otto schumacher Profi exklusif Dressage Saddles
Schleese Wave Dressage Saddles
Prestige United Elastic Dressage Saddles
Wintec Isabell CAIR Dressage Saddles
Wintec Dressage Pro Dressage Saddles
Bates Innova Standard Contour Block Dressage Saddles
County Competitor Dressage Saddles
Wintec Pro w/Cair Dressage Saddles
Thornhill Pro-Am Dressure Dressage Saddles
Hildalgo Sattel Hidalgo Venice I Dressage saddle Dressage Saddles
Heritage (bespoke) Saddlery The Cheshire County" VSD Saddle. Dressage Saddles
Ascot Dressage Saddle Dressage Dressage Saddles
Hildalgo Sattel vienna 1 Dressage Saddles
M. Toulouse Larissa Genesis Dressage Saddles
Windsor Elite Dressage Dressage Saddles
Kieffer Malmo Dressage Saddles
Thornhill Vienna II (Jorge Canavas) Dressage Saddles
Crosby Crosby Sofride Prix St George Dressage Saddles
Custom Saddlery Coronado Dressage Saddles

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review

 About Us •  Join Our Mailing List •  Privacy Policy