Manufacturer: Bates (View all products by Bates)
Model: Caprilli A/P Saddle (View all Caprilli All Purpose saddle reviews)
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Purchase: I bought a 19" Black Bates Caprilli A/P saddle from from a local tack store. I paid $1885.00.
Likes: I love the quality of this saddle. The leather is so soft, and supple. It feels as though I am riding on a cloud. It fits me perfectly, and the gullet change system changes to fit my horses wither and back beautifully.
Dislikes: I think the seat runs a bit small. Where I am usually a 17.5" in close contact saddle, I needed a 19" saddle for this all purpose saddle, which then made the length of this saddle longer, and would possibly bother a short backed horse.
Quality: The quality is beautiful and the leather is amazing. The tree seems comfy for my horse, and the cair panels add extra comfort.
Summary: The saddle is wonderful for low level eventing, low level cross country, dressage, low level jumping and wonderful for fox hunting. Its a very pleasant saddle all around, hence the reason it is an all purpose saddle : D
Usefulness Rating: 2.625 out of 5.
8 reader(s) voted.
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