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post #1 of 17 Old 02-01-2010, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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New Saddle...Yey!

I just got my new Bates Next Generation saddle today. I already have a Bates, so I know they're fantastic. The bummer of it is, it came just before I had to leave for work, so now I have to wait until tomorrow to try it out. I had been getting by with the AP version. The new one should be better for jumping and XC. Can't wait!!

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post #2 of 17 Old 02-01-2010, 07:16 PM
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You are so lucky lol!!! :)

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post #3 of 17 Old 02-01-2010, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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And broke!

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post #4 of 17 Old 02-02-2010, 10:02 AM
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I just got my new Bates Next Generation saddle today. I already have a Bates, so I know they're fantastic. The bummer of it is, it came just before I had to leave for work, so now I have to wait until tomorrow to try it out. I had been getting by with the AP version. The new one should be better for jumping and XC. Can't wait!!
I have a Bates Caprilli and love it. Good luck. How are you going to afford your trailer now? LOL!
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post #5 of 17 Old 02-02-2010, 10:14 AM
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Congrats on the new saddle, I have a question though - how are the tree's?

You have a TB, so I am curious to know how the tree fits your curvy backed hoss?

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post #6 of 17 Old 02-02-2010, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Congrats on the new saddle, I have a question though - how are the tree's?

You have a TB, so I am curious to know how the tree fits your curvy backed hoss?
I leased a lot of TB's before I got Puck. I purposely got the Bates AP so I would be able to adjust the saddle as needed. The shoulder area is very easy to fit due to the 6 different gullets it comes with. The catch is the cantle area. With the medium gullet, the cantle area covers the area is should and has good contact. However, if you have to go down to the smallest/narrowest gullet size, it creates a little more space behind and the coverage sometimes suffers which can create some side to side movement. This is the problem I have with my Bates AP Caprilli model. The new saddle is a close contact design and has a more narrow twist. My thought was that the narrower twist will let me keep the medium gullet in and create more contact throughout. I didn't have time to play with it today, but it's priority #1 for tomorrow.

I'll take some pics when the temps get back over 20 degrees and I can feel my hands.

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post #7 of 17 Old 02-03-2010, 02:47 PM
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I'm taking lessons on Bates currently and I think it's very comfortable saddle. Congrats!
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post #8 of 17 Old 02-05-2010, 01:23 AM
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Congrats! I got one in and thought it was absolutely beautiful. A little sad to sell it... but I preferred the money. :) Hope you enjoy it!
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post #9 of 17 Old 02-06-2010, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, here's a few pics of the new saddle. Ironically I forgot to take a side shot to show the balance in the center of the saddle, but oh well. Let me know what you think. I'm thinking maybe one gullet narrower, but won't really know until I can ride in it a bit. Ground is just too hard and frozen to do anything but walk right now.
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post #10 of 17 Old 02-06-2010, 02:58 PM
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My god it looks so fancy!
I bet it was reaaaally pricey!
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