Bates English Saddle questions

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Bates English Saddle questions

This is a discussion on Bates English Saddle questions within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Bates english saddle
  • Bates saddle questions

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-19-2009, 08:02 AM
Bates English Saddle questions

I am looking to buy a new saddle. My trainer likes the way I ride in a AP saddle. The CC that I have now slightly pushes me forward and the AP makes me sit just right. I am not a huge fan of AP saddles so I tend to keep looking. I found a Bates Elevation Nxt Gen Deep Seat CC saddle. Does anyone have or know of anyone who owns this saddle? What do you think of it? Both good and neg. Comments are welcome.
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg TSLT900857_114439.jpeg (5.2 KB, 88 views)
Sponsored Links
    08-24-2009, 11:44 AM
I don't have the Elevation but I do have the Caprilli CC and I love it. I can feel my horse move under me better than I could in my other saddle. It is very comfortable and very well made. I would suggest Bates to anyone. I don't really have any negative comments about it. The only I noticed is the holes on the billet straps seem to start higher up the strap than some of the other saddles I have used, so I had to get a little longer girth to compensate.
    08-24-2009, 02:34 PM
I have the bates elevation CC, and a wintec AP. Both saddles are pretty neutral, and your leg position will be based off of your own riding ability and conformation compared to the saddle (long flap, short flap, etc.). With that being said, the bates elevation I own is hands down the best thing I've ever ridden in, and lucky for me, fits my horses back like a glove!

There are other saddles that have interchangeable gullets though--like the Pessoa X-change, and I believe collegiate is running a few saddles with a wintec-like system.

Good luck!
    08-24-2009, 02:37 PM
Super Moderator
The bates is my dream saddle. I have an HDR... I wish someone would buy me a bates....

I have friends that swear by them.
    09-01-2009, 09:46 PM
I like my Bates Caprilli but am thinking of selling it only because it is a lighter chocolate color and my horse is a very dark bay. It fits great, but looks stupid. It is a very nice saddle though and does put me in a very good balanced position unlike about 7 others I tried out when I was saddle shopping years ago.
    09-03-2009, 01:43 PM
Green Broke
I actually just won a Bates Elevation and plan on selling it as soon as I get it. :) Anyone interested? :)

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fitted pad for bates saddle? cmrtoner Tack and Equipment Classifieds 2 03-30-2009 12:00 PM
Aussies, Bates Kimberley Swinging Fender Stock Saddle for sale - As new wild_spot Tack and Equipment Classifieds 2 03-22-2009 07:44 PM
English saddle questions: pads and girth. kitten_Val Horse Tack and Equipment 10 07-30-2008 03:32 PM
Bates Saddle...any opinions? edozier1 Horse Tack and Equipment 2 03-15-2008 12:40 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0