In very good used condition, this is a nice Bates' Innova dressage saddle with an 18ins seat and a 15.75ins length of saddle flap, which is slightly shorter than standard. The billet straps slide under a generous pocket on the saddle flap to make this saddle a monoflap type feel. Features the CAIR gullet system (see below). It currently has a GREY BAR which is the widest width in the standard suite of gullet bars. THIS SADDLE COMES WITH:
Saddle Cover and a set of Easy Change Gullet bars
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.
Type: Monoflap Type Dressage Saddle
Condition: Very Good Used Condition
Width Fitting: Fully Adjustable with the CAIR panel system and the Easy-Change Gullet Bar system – currently has a grey wide bar fitted
Saddle Flap: 15.75ins
Stamp: #V0607296 -1S
Fittings: Saddle Cover and a set of Easy Change Gullet bars
Trial: This Saddle is Eligible for a FREE 5-DAY SADDLE TRIAL. Please ask us for details – call 352.789.6544....Read full description