"As a dressage rider, ‘feel’ is the most important sense I have. Bates saddles have the unique ability to offer support and balance without affecting the ‘feel’ of my horse. From the first moment I experienced a Bates saddle, I could feel the difference in myself and my horses immediately. The CAIR Cushion System and the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution offer an experience while mounted unlike any other saddle I’ve ridden in before. This is made even more evident by the healthy happy horses I ride. I know with Bates saddles that the comfort of my horses comes first which allows me the peace of mind to ride and compete worry free."