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Bates Innova Dressage Saddle - Demo Saddles

Bates Saddles
- Item #20678
Want to test ride this saddle, but the medium Gullet Plate doesn’t work for your horse? No problem! You can order a Test Ride Gullet System to use while you’re testing the saddle. If you want to improve balance and clearance we recommend trying out the Test Ride Easy Change Riser System.  If you don’t like it, return the saddle, the gullet and riser system for a full refund, no questions asked.
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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

The Bates Innova is, in the words of its manufacturer, the most innovative dressage saddle in the world. Innovations include the Contourbloc®, anatomically contoured to the rider’s leg, which works in partnership with a deep, yet surprisingly open seat, providing instantaneous comfort for the rider. The Innova also features the CAIR® panel system for even weight distribution and comfort for your horse. The Easy-Change Gullet System® offers flexibility in achieving an optimal fit.

-Elastiflex tree
-EASY-CHANGE Gullet System®
-Deep, yet surprisingly open seat
-Gusseted, CAIR® (air) panel system
-“Y” girthing system
-Flap approximately 16” with Contourbloc®, anatomically contoured to the rider’s leg. Anchored by the girth point, the Contourbloc is very stable. Available in standard or extended Contourblocs.
-Black, pure aniline finished, full grain leather
-Sizes: 0 (16.5”-17”), 1 (17”-17-5”), 2 (18"+) 


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Bates Innova Dressage Saddle - Demo Saddles is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best saddle ever I love my Bates Innova saddle. My last saddle was a Wintec Isabell and it was a great saddle for a while. But I have really long legs and my knees used to move over the knee blocks on it. So I decide ti was time for a new saddle, I test rode the Bates Innova and after my first ride I love it. I love the external knee blocks they hold my legs in the correct postion with out feeling to restrictive. My horse moves so much better under this saddle. This is the best saddle ever!
Date published: 2012-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bates innova dressage saddle I'm very pleased with my new Bates Innova. I have tried many saddles, including very expensive ones, on my high-withered, slope-backed, Appendix Gelding. His problem has always been a reluctance to move forward-it would take a long time for him to warm up at all. With this new saddle, the first time I tried it he didn't go forward much more, but he raised his back immediately-what a plus! The next several tries have been progressively better-he is learning to trust that he won't feel pressure and discomfort.It is great that I feel very comfortable with it, and it fits my other horse too. We are all very pleased with this saddle-my instructor says it positions me very well and that both horses look relaxed.I'd recommend this saddle for those with fitting problems, since the tree width can be altered, and further, better fitting can be obtained with added shims. It is also comfortable for the rider-it is soft and grippy with no pressures in the seat bone or crotch areas. So glad I tried this fair-priced saddle.jane
Date published: 2012-07-17
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