Looking for feedback on the Bates Next Gen. I've been eyeing one online for a few weeks now and I keep second guessing myself as it doesn't look deep but i've heard it rides like a deep seat. So need opinions on the Bates Next Gen.
Main reason is I really wanted to find a nice mono flap Schleese with front and back blocks with a deep eat for eventing. However Schleese is out of my reach right now. I keep looking and not finding. The $3000+ is to much of a stretch at this current time. So while I am saving up for the Schleese I need something nice that will get me through.
Also any other suggestions other then Bates? I am looking for a deep seat, front and back blocks. Prefer mono flap but its not a deal breaker. Needs to fit a narrow horse 4" gullet should be about right. And I can't go over $1500. So I am looking for quality used. Oh and obviously an AP/Event saddle.
So any ideas throw em at me. I am open to just about anything