I have chosen to ride in Bates saddles for many years. The saddles exhibit high tech innovations which ensure ultimate comfort for both the horse and rider. The EASY-CHANGE Gullet System is extremely beneficial for ensuring the ultimate fit, for any horse, it’s comforting to know that if my horses change shape, that I can easily alter my saddles to suit their needs. I love that I always feel secure and confident in my Bates saddles. They allow me to compete at my best.