The Bates WIDE All Purpose Saddle features a truly high performance seat that delivers a level of comfort and contact never previously experienced in a WIDE saddle.
A deep seat and ultra narrow waist enables you to sit deeper into the saddle for a well-balanced and central position.
Maximised saddle stability is ensured with the adjustable Y-girthing system offering even distribution of pull from both the front and rear of the saddle. It is absolutely critical that you adjust this system equally on both sides of the saddle. The panel is ultra generous offering an exceptionally large footprint on your horse’s back maximising the weight bearing area of the saddle for greater comfort and performance.
Experience the power of innovation with instantaneous comfort, security and balance, ensuring the most luxurious seat for leisure riding, flatwork and some jumping.
Your horse will show a marked improvement in their freedom of movement, as world leading performance systems the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution and CAIR Cushion System maximize your horse’s comfort and freedom of movement. Your horse will enjoy unsurpassed adaptability for an optimal fit, even weight distribution and fluid cushioning for their total comfort. The Bates WIDE All Purpose Saddle features the EASY-CHANGE Gullet System WIDE offering you the choice of four interchangeable gullet plates (1XW – 4XW).
- CAIR Cushion System - uses air technology to evenly distribute the rider's weight and cushion the horse's back
- EASY-CHANGE Gullet System - select the best gullet width for your horse's current shape and muscling
- EASY-CHANGE Riser System - make adjustments within the saddle's panel if needed for optimal balance and fit
- Adjustable Flexibloc System - enables the rider to customize the support offered for their individual riding position by selecting different shaped blocks
- Adjustable Y-Girthing System - enables customized adjustment and maximizes saddle stability, securing saddle from both the front and rear
- Quick-Change Girth Points - innovative billet attachment allows for customization of the girthing system
- Ergonomic Stirrup Bars - Recessed for closest contact
- Elastiflex Tree - features a rigid head for wither clearance yet possess lateral flexion to work with the horse's muscular movement with every stride
- Finest Quality European Leather
- Moulded Knee Inserts
- Drop Panel Point