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Bates Outback Saddle in Heritage Leather with CAIR®

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Bates Outback Saddle in Heritage Leather with CAIR®

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Bates Outback Saddle in Heritage Leather with CAIR® has technology that offers the ultimate in comfort, whether trail riding or breaking in horses.

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Item #: X1-V000187
List: $2,595.00
Dover's Price:
$2,335.00
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The Bates Outback Saddle in Heritage Leather with CAIR® has leading technology that offers the ultimate in comfort, whether trail riding, breaking in horses or working on the station. Traditional in looks, this saddle handles the modern demands of a high-performance saddle. It is the only stock saddle with a tree that offers lateral flexion to work with the horse’s muscular movement, plus world-leading performance systems.

This Outback model features Heritage leather, which upholds the traditional European practices of natural oil and wax tanning. The high oil and wax content of this performance leather ensures optimum suppleness and enhanced rider grip.

Also featuring world-leading performance systems, the CAIR Cushion System and the EASY-CHANGE™ Fit Solution, it offers the ultimate in ease of fitting and comfort for your horse. These revolutionary systems work together to provide a custom fit and a fluid cushioning to hug your horse’s individual conformation for even weight distribution over the entire length of the panel.

Note: Due to the traditional forward placement of the stirrup bar in Australian-style saddles, traditional stock stirrups that buckle at the stirrup iron, such as the Bates Stock Stirrup Leather or Bates Webbers, are recommended for maximum comfort.


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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.