The Bates VSD shares all the performance features of the Bates All Purpose, but with a straighter cut flap and a unique placement of the stirrup bar, which together, encourage a longer, straighter leg, tending towards a Dressage position.
Luxurious comfort for your horse with broad bearing area that achieves a large footprint on your horse’s back. The wide and even chamber through the length of saddle enables generous clearance of your horse’s spine.
Luxurious comfort for you, with a deeper seat for added security and greater confidence. A narrow waist provides closer contact, so you sit into the saddle rather than on the saddle.
The Ergonomic stirrup bar enables the roller of the tongue on the buckle to be recessed into the bar and sit flush, which significantly reduces the bulk under your leg, by at least one thickness of leather.