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Bates Innova Mono+ Dressage Saddle

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Bates Innova Mono+ Dressage Saddle

The Bates Innova® Mono+ Dressage Saddle provides unrivaled feel and connection between you and your horse. Crafted of the finest quality European double-lined Opulence leather.

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Item #: X1-150060
List: $3,495.00
Dover's Price:
$3,295.00
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The Bates Innova® Mono+ Dressage Saddle offers ultra-close contact and a touch of luxury for every ride. The innovative monoflap design with quilted panel points, a narrow twist and a recessed stirrup channel ensures unrivaled feel and connection between you and your horse.

This dressage saddle is crafted of the finest quality European double-lined Opulence leather renowned for its ultra-soft, natural and grippy characteristics. Built on an Elastiflex Tree, it offers rider customization through the FlexiContourbloc and Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar and adjustability in fitting the horse with the EASY-CHANGE™ Fit Solution. Weight distribution is provided with the CAIR® Cushion system in Bates performance panels; saddle stability is offered through the running Y-Girthing system.  Use a Phillips screwdriver #3 to adjust the tree of the saddle. 

Description of features:

Elastiflex Tree has a rigid head to maintain clearance over the horse’s withers. Lateral flexion works with the horse’s muscular movements in every stride. Precision engineered to be lightweight, symmetrical and ultra-durable, this tree is guaranteed against breakage for the lifetime of the saddle (deemed to be  10 years under normal riding conditions).

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.

CAIR cushions within generously sized panels offers performance advantages over traditional panel fillings in the way they distribute a rider’s weight and cushion a horse’s back. In distributing 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.

The large saddle panels maximize the weight-bearing surface on the horse’s back. The optimized area results in a reduction in pressure per square inch. Coupled with a wide and even channel, the  panel design supports the horse’s working muscles and allows optimal movement in the horse’s shoulders.

FlexiContourbloc is anatomically shaped to the rider’s leg, allowing the leg to fit in and behind the block to support the individual’s position in maximized comfort and security. This bloc can be move forward, backward or on the precise angle to mirror the rider’s individual riding position.

Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar allows effortless horse and rider alignment. This design allows the rider to alter the positioning of the stirrup bar, resulting in complete control over his or her preferred riding position.

Y-Girthing system enables customized adjustments for the horse’s individual conformation. It maximizes saddle stability as it secures the saddle from both front and rear.

QUICK-CHANGE Girth Points offer 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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How to Clean Your Leather Saddle
Care for your saddle properly to ensure it can provide years of service.

After every ride, wipe perspiration and footing dust from your saddle with a barely moistened rag. Pay particular attention to removing grime from the billet straps. These critically important straps are the most likely area of your saddle to wear first as they are exposed to horse sweat and are always placed under great pressure during use. They may require more frequent conditioning than other parts of your saddle.

Once weekly, clean and condition all leather surfaces of your saddle using either the traditional glycerin soap method or a specially formulated leather cleanser. The economical glycerin soap method of cleaning involves wiping your saddle with a moistened sponge to remove dust and dirt. Rub hard to remove grime. When the leather feels smooth and clean, rub a nearly dry sponge or rag against the glycerin soap bar. Apply a thin layer of glycerin soap (no suds during this step) to your leather to seal its pores and keep it soft, but not sticky.

Newer methods of cleaning your saddle involve convenient and easy-to-use tack cleaning and conditioning products; follow the manufacturers’ label instructions on any product you choose. Almost every tack manufacturer has a recommendation or product preference for cleaning and conditioning its saddles, and some manufacturers produce their own. Additionally, some suede, buffalo or patent leather may require special care according to the saddle maker. Always follow saddle manufacturer’s guidelines when considering commercial leather cleaners and conditioners.

One-step leather cleaners also condition your leather as you wipe away grime. Two-step cleaners usually advise following cleansing with a conditioner that will soften and protect the leather.