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Bates Caprilli Close Contact+ Saddle with Extended Flap and Luxe Leather


Bates Caprilli Close Contact+ Saddle with Extended Flap and Luxe Leather

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The Bates Caprilli C/C+ Extended Flap with Luxe Leather Saddle accommodates riders with longer legs. The extended flap is longer than the standard flap. This saddle offers optimal stability, balance and comfort. An ergonomic stirrup bar with recessed stirrup leather channel promotes close contact by removing excess material from underneath the rider’s leg, while the adjustable Flexibloc system with rear bloc allows customized leg support.

This close contact saddle is covered in decadent Luxe Leather in classic brown, which offers superior grip and an ultra-soft feel. Luxe Leather is made from the finest quality, hand-selected European leather.  Use a Phillips screwdriver #3 to adjust the tree of the saddle. 

The Caprilli C/C is built on the Elastiflex tree with drop, quilted panel points, the CAIR® Cushion system and QUICK-CHANGE Girth Point System. Broad and tapered panels offer tremendous support for the horse's working muscles, enabling greater freedom of movement.

The EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution provides the ability to adjust the saddle for a perfect fit on your horse. A long girth is required for the short triple girthing system.

Description of features:

Elastiflex Tree, supported by the EASY-CHANGE Gullet, maintains clearance over the horse’s withers. It also has lateral flexion to work with the horse’s muscular movement in every stride. Precision engineered to be lightweight, symmetrical and ultra-durable, the Elastiflex tree is guaranteed against breakage for 10 years under normal riding conditions.

CAIR Cushion system replaces traditional saddle panel fillings with air cushions. CAIR technology provides significant performance advantages in the way it distributes the rider’s weight and cushions the horse’s back.

In distributing the rider’s weight, air cushions continually mold to mirror the horse’s individual conformation and working muscles. They ensure a close, even contact over a much larger weight-bearing area and help eliminate instances of pressure points.

In cushioning the horse’s back, the dynamic nature of the air ensures it works in synergy with the horse’s muscles, rather than the horse’s muscles working against a static medium. Additionally, air provides the ultimate shock absorption, reducing instances of trauma to the horse’s muscles in work.

EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution is comprised of the EASY-CHANGE Gullet system and the EASY-CHANGE Riser system. It offers a total saddle fitting solution for absolute horse comfort and rider peace of mind.

Select the optimal gullet width in the EASY-CHANGE Gullet system for the horse’s current shape and muscling. Make adjustments within the saddle panels for optimal balance and clearance with the EASY-CHANGE Riser system. All adjustments are measurable, symmetrical and completely reversible, ensuring total confidence in the saddle’s ability to be custom fitted to the horse’s changing shape for optimal comfort and performance.

QUICK-CHANGE Girth Points in Bates saddles offer the rider peace of mind that the girth points can be fitted to factory standard throughout the life of the saddle. This girth system also allows customization by a saddler or saddle fitter. The unique design ensures the girth points are highly durable and ultra slim-profile, which supports a close contact feel and increased comfort for horse and rider.


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