The deep seat in the Isabell Saddle is unique, positioning the rider in a central and balanced position that ensures correct rider alignment is effortless.
The saddle provides the ultimate connection with the horse through a seamless, ultra narrow transition from the rider’s seat through the length of their leg. The saddle offers tremendous support for the dressage horse, through the anatomic shaping of the tree, generous panel design and world leading performance systems, including the CAIR® Cushion System, resulting in unprecedented comfort and complete freedom of movement.
Features of the Bates Isabell
Anatomically shaped seat eatures an extremely narrow waist, eliminating any interference and sitting the rider closer to the horse. An extra deep seat gives the feeling of sitting ‘into’ the saddle, rather than ‘on’ the saddle and positions the rider directly over the horse’s centre of balance.
Seamless transition from your seat through the length of your leg results from the interface of the panel and saddle flaps. You will feel your leg drops straight on to the horse with no interruption.
Comfort seat technology utilises multilayered seat foams of varying densities to create the perfect balance of luxurious comfort, whilst maintaining a good feel of the horse. Rider comfort is paramount for meeting the high demands of serious dressage training and competition.
High performance panel features the CAIR® Cushion System for dynamic cushioning of your horse’s working muscles, eliminating pressure points and evenly distributing your weight over the full bearing surface of the saddle. Even weight distribution promotes blood flow through to the muscles for greater development and increased performance.
Customised support of your individual position through the Adjustable Flexibloc System.
Effortless horse and rider alignment is achieved through altering the positioning of the Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar, enabling the rider control over their preferred riding position.
Maximised stability and comfort for your horse is achieved through the Adjustable Y-Girthing System that offers the ability to achieve even pull from the front and rear of the saddle. It is critical that this system be adjusted evenly on both sides of the saddle, there are markers sewn on to the Velcro to enable you to assess this more easily.
Select models feature soft milled, Opulence Leather on the exterior of the saddle, renowned for its ultra-soft and grippy characteristics, ensuring immediate rider comfort, security and reducing any ‘breaking in’ time traditionally associated with new saddles.Models featuring Opulence Leather often offer additional features such as a recessed stirrup channel for the ultimate in close contact, wear patches for added durability and key innovations in rider comfort and adjustability such as an Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar. Included features will vary by model.
Luxe Leather is hand-selected from the finest calf-leather in the world and meticulously cared for throughout its specialised tanning process. This will guarantee exceptional performance in strength, richness of colour, ultra-soft feel and level of grip to meet the unique demands of an equestrian saddle. Leather is a natural product and as such any marks, scars or colour variations within the Luxe Leather are not a fault and add to the individual character of your new Bates Luxe Leather saddle. Your new saddle will feel exceptionally grippy, luxurious and succulent from day one, providing you with the ultimate in comfort and prestige.