Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
I had one as my first saddle. I sold it because I needed to learn to ride better first! I now own a couple of Bates, both with CAIR. My horses like them, but I find them bouncy. That may be because I live near the 4000' mark, and the thinner air lets the sea-level CAIR panel get too hard? Don't know, but I may someday pay someone to restuff the panels.
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)