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Bates® Elevation DS+ RearFB CAIR Jump Saddle
The Bates Elevation DS+ Saddle provides a supportive deeper seat (DS) for greater security and achieves unprecedented close contact, perfect balance and stability for the rider. The seat is shaped to maintain breadth behind you ensuring comfortable landings, while thinning down where your leg drops on to the horse, so that the transition is ultra narrow and seamless. This high performance model features the added performance advantage of double-lined leather, renowned for its ultra soft and grippy characteristics, increasing rider feel and comfort.
An anatomically shaped tree enables greater comfort and room for your horse's shoulder, while retaining a close contact feel for the rider. It reduces the occurrence of lifting at the back, which is often accepted with jumping saddles.
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 maximize your horse's comfort and freedom of movement. Your horse will enjoy unsurpassed adaptability for an optimal fit, even weight distribution, a fluid cushioning and the ultimate impact absorption for total comfort."The Bates Elevation has been critical to the success and health of my horse, Captain Lightfoot. He has an unusual back so he was difficult to fit. Many traditional wool-flocked saddles put stress on his back and caused sensitivity. The CAIR system relieved that back pain and allowed muscle development. He was less tense on landing and moved better through his shoulders. Finding a saddle that fits the horse and provides security and balance for the rider is vital. The shims have allowed me to perfect the balance." - Annie Penfield