Bates Wide All Purpose Heritage Adjustable Leather GP Saddle with CAIR. The Bates WIDE All Purpose Saddle features a truly high performance seat that delivers a level of comfort and contact never previously experienced in a WIDE saddle. A deep seat and ultra narrow waist enables you to sit deeper into the saddle for a well-balanced and central position. Maximised saddle stability is ensured with the adjustable Y-girthing system offering even distribution of pull from both the front and rear of the saddle. It is absolutely critical that you adjust this system equally on both sides of the saddle. The panel is ultra generous offering an exceptionally large footprint on your horses back maximising the weight bearing area of the saddle for greater comfort and performance. Experience the power of innovation with instantaneous comfort, security and balance, ensuring the most luxurious seat for leisure riding, flatwork and some jumping. Your horse will show a marked improvement in their freedom of movement, as world leading performance systems the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution and CAIR Cushion System maximise your horses comfort and freedom of movement. Your horse will enjoy unsurpassed adaptability for an optimal fit, even weight distribution, a fluid cushioning and the ultimate impact absorption. The Bates All Purpose saddles feature all of the innovations and technology synonymous with high performance discipline saddles. Available in Black or Brown in 16″, 16.5″, 17″, 17.5″ or 18. We strongly recommend fitting these saddles under the guidance of a Bates trained saddler. Please see the Bates site for a full list of approved saddlers in your area. When trying on your saddle please ensure you use a clean saddlecloth and do not remove any tags. After your initial saddle fit, we recommend that you have the fit of your saddle checked within the first three months, as it will settle in the head during the initial riding period, as is standard with all new saddles. Following this initial settling in period, your saddle fit should then be assessed every six months throughout your saddles life to ensure the saddle continues to fit correctly, as your horse changes shape according to its age, level of fitness and work program. It is always recommended that you seek ongoing professional advice on your horses saddle fit, where possible. However the following information can assist you in not only assessing your horses saddle fit, but understanding when simple adjustments should be made. In order to check the clearance, bearing and balance of a saddle, it is important that the saddle is positioned correctly. All fitting adjustments and saddle alterations should be made in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations. Ensure your horse is standing square and is on level ground. Locate your horses shoulder and check to see that the nail of the saddle is approximately three fingers distance from the edge of your horses shoulder. Checking for sufficient clearance. Sufficient clearance of your horses wither, across the width and length of the spine, should be maintained at all times. Check to see that the channel of the saddle is clear of your horses wither and spine through the length of the saddle. Checking for even bearing. Your saddle should bear evenly on your horses back, providing a close fit. Run your hand between your horse and the panel of your saddle to check for even bearing. If your saddle features the CAIR Cushion System, it is important that a rider sits in the saddle to check the bearing, as the air becomes dynamic under the riders weight. Checking for a balanced seat. Check that the deepest part of the saddle seat is central and level to ensure perfect saddle balance. Should your saddle require further adjustments select the optimal combination of EASY-CHANGE Risers to achieve sufficient clearance, even bearing and perfect balance. The innovative systems in our saddles offer unsurpassed flexibility in achieving an optimal fit, however, no one saddle can claim to fit any horse. It is always recommended you seek ongoing professional advice on the fit and in meeting the unique needs of each horse/rider combination. We are one of the largest independent retailers of Bates in the UK and a verified premium stockist giving us access to the entire range. Our sales advisors all use these products on a daily basis so are able to offer you expert advice. Subscribe to our Newsletter to get all the latest News, Updates and Special Offers or visit OUR STORE. The item “Bates Wide All Purpose Adjustable Heritage GP General Saddle CAIR Black/Brown” is in sale since Friday, January 3, 2020. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Equestrian\Saddles & Tack\Saddles”. The seller is “corkfarmequestrian” and is located in Kent. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Bundle Listing: Yes
- Material: Leather
- Sub-Type: All Purpose Saddles
- MPN: BAPCWSPHXXC
- Brand: Bates