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Bates All Purpose VSD Saddle

The Bates All Purpose VSD Saddle shares all the performance features of the Bates All Purpose Saddle, but with a straighter cut flap and a unique placement of the stirrup bar, which together, encourage a longer, straighter leg, tending towards a dressage position. The Bates All Purpose VSD Saddle has a deeper seat for added security and greater confidence, a narrow waist provides closer contact, so you sit into the saddle rather than on the saddle.

The Ergonomic Stirrup Bar enables the roller of the tongue on the buckle to be recessed into the bar and sit flush, which significantly reduces the bulk under your leg, by at least one thickness of leather. The girthing system achieves greater strength and durability and improves the distribution of pull from the front and back of the saddle to increase comfort and saddle stability. Experience the power of innovation with instantaneous comfort, security and balance, ensuring the most luxurious seat for leisure riding and flat work.

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 horse’s comfort and freedom of movement. Your horse will enjoy unsurpassed adaptability for an optimal fit, even weight distribution and fluid cushioning for their total comfort.

The Bates All Purpose saddle range:

The Bates All Purpose saddles feature all of the innovations and technology synonymous with high performance discipline saddles.

  • Bates All Purpose
  • Bates All Purpose+ featuring double-lined leather for added comfort and luxury
  • Bates All Purpose SC (Square Cantle) featuring a square cantle designed to cater for more jumping
  • Bates All Purpose SC+ (Square Cantle with double-lined leather) featuring a square cantle designed to cater for more jumping and double-lined leather for added comfort and luxury
  • Bates All Purpose VSD (Very Slightly Dressage) featuring a straighter flap designed to cater for more dressage riding
  • Bates WIDE All Purpose featuring the EASY-CHANGE Gullet System WIDE
  • Bates Pony All Purpose designed for ponies and their young riders.

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Product Specifications

Size

42 cm, 43 cm, 44 cm, 46 cm [16.5”, 17”, 17.5”, 18”]

Colour

Classic Black and Classic Brown

Key Feature

Adjustable Flexibloc System, Drop panel point, Ergonomic stirrup bars, Moulded knee inserts, Short triple girth points with point strap and balance fitting option

Weight

6.6 kg [14.4 lbs]
*All weights are approximate and may vary by size and included options. These should be used as a guide only.