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The Bates Rig was originally designed in Australia many years ago. A similar concept is sometimes marketed here in the US as a tackleberry or rapid release. The special quick release Bates buckle allows the rider to girth up and ungirth extremely quickly without much effort, due to the special Bates buckle and the leverage system. This rigging can be used on any Australian or Western saddle that is fitted with rigging dees, (large dee fitted between top saddle flap and underflap) and will greatly improve the girthing process over the standard western rigging, and allows the saddle to be girthed tighter to help stop saddle slippage.
Includes on and off straps, tackleberry buckle, and cord cinch.
Toowoomba Saddlery supplies the leather used in the making of the World famous Syd Hill saddles, so you can be assured of total quality and dependability. If you own a Syd Hill or Toowoomba Australian saddle, these accessories are made in the same matching leather as your saddle. Or if you just appreciate absolute quality, then the Toowoomba Collection is your ideal choice.