- Double-lined Opulence Leather for a grippy, supple feel
- Forward Flap allows shortening stirrups for a more aggressive jumping position or cross-country galloping
- EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution to easily adjust the width and balance of the saddle with EASY-CHANGE Gullet Plates and EASY-CHANGE Riser System
- HART Cushion System provides even distribution of weight and pressure
- Ergonomic Stirrup Bar and Adjustable Flexiblocs support your most comfortable and correct leg position
- Short, triple girth points for optimal balance for your horse's conformation
Virtual Fitting Service
All Bates Saddles come standard with a Medium gullet plate installed. When your new saddle is delivered, you'll need to choose the correct gullet plate for your horse, and purchase either a Complete Gullet Kit or one or more individual gullet plates. You'll also need to assess the balance of the saddle—if any Risers are needed to level the saddle and stabilize the seat, you'll need to purchase and install these as well.
If you prefer assistance by using our Virtual Saddle Fitting Service option, we'll determine the correct gullet plate and EASY-CHANGE Riser configuration* based on wither tracings and profile photos of your horse. Then, we'll ship the saddle to you with the correct gullet plate and risers already installed, so you're ready to ride right out of the box! Please see our fitting page to purchase this service along with purchasing your saddle. You will need to purchase the Silver Level or above.
New Saddle Trials
It can be hard to order a new saddle without trying it first. That's why we offer trials for all our saddles! New saddle trials last for 5 days. You'll be responsible for shipping, and for any excessive damage while the saddle is on trial.
Not sure which model is right for you? Take up to two saddles on trial at one time!
*Saddle fitting is not an exact science. We'll use our professional judgment and over 20 years' experience to provide the best fit, but we can't guarantee a perfect fit. Virtual Saddle Fitting is non refundable.