Bates Close Contact Saddle
Colors/Options: Havana Brown

Bates Close Contact Saddle

The Bates Close Contact Saddle with Forward Flap is designed to support the horse's performance. This leather jumping saddle features a comfortable, close contact seat for the rider and generous CAIR® panels for the horse's comfort. The EASY-CHANGE™ Gullet and EASY-CHANGE™ Riser Systems allow complete flexibility of fit as the horse develops or changes. Read more...

Item # X1-15512
Dover's Price:
$ 1439.95

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The Bates Close Contact Saddle-Forward Flap is created for riders who recognize that good saddle design positively impacts their horse's performance. This jumping saddle features the CAIR® Panel System for horse comfort. The EASY-CHANGE™ Gullet System and EASY-CHANGE™ Riser System allow for flexibility of fitting this saddle to the horse. A supportive seat aids in rider comfort. Includes a medium gullet; other size gullets sold separately.

CAIR panels use air cushion technology to distribute the rider's weight comfortably and cushion the horse's back. Air offers shock absorption and works with the horse's muscles to ensure a close, even contact over a large weight-bearing area while reducing pressure points.

The EASY-CHANGE™ Gullet System lets you select-and change-the optimal tree widthe for your horse's current shape and muscling. The EASY-CHANGE™ Riser System allows you to make minor adjustments within the saddle panels for optimal balance and clearance.

Fit may be adjusted by the EASY-CHANGE™ Gullet and EASY-CHANGE™ Riser Systems. Click here to learn more.

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Bates Australia is driven by a philosophy of true innovation solely focused on performance of saddles for both horse and rider. An unquenchable thirst for understanding the impact saddles have on the equine back and their unrelenting patience for problem solving has earned Bates Australia their reputation, as industry leaders in innovation. Their philosophy of innovation and excellence permeates through every aspect of their business, from the drawing board down to each stitch on their saddles.

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