All Bates Saddles feature the finest hand selected European leather. You can be confident that the leather in Bates Saddles is the best in the world and, if cared for, will offer many years of excellent service.
For the rider, the Bates Saddles featuring standard leather combine the comfort and luxury of double-lined soft milled leather in the seats and in the knee inserts, with the standard leather featured in the skirts and the saddle flaps.
Standard leather is available in either smooth or textured finishes, this single-lined leather features a slight resin and pigment finish to ensure added durability and a consistent aesthetic where the natural markings of the hide are less visible.
Saddles available in standard leather
- Bates All Purpose
- Bates WIDE All Purpose
- Bates Pony All Purpose
- Bates All Purpose SC
- Bates All Purpose VSD
Caring for standard leather
Initially, leather balsam will not be as easily absorbed until the resin starts to break down and should be dressed on both sides of the leather. The rich patina of natural leather over time will be then be achieved.