Bates Artiste Dressage Saddle with HART

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Product Summary:

Bates® Artiste Dressage Saddle in Classic Black with HART

Dressage is all consuming... it is for those who have the resolve, the discipline and understand the sacrifices. It’s for those riders who dare to dance, to find a soulmate and forge a vision. A vision they will track and step towards over a lifetime, discovering their shared potential. Horse and rider embrace equal power and lightness, expression and precision, restraint, and emotion. Often compared to ballet, dressage is supremely technical and requires strength and flexibility. Each horse and rider need to perform in perfect harmony. Discover the artistry in bold innovations that are surprisingly about the subtlety in riding. Through a position so natural and a connection so sensitive the saddle all but the Bates Artiste.

The Artiste Seat is a revelation; your balance is effortless:
  • The SweetSpot in the seat guides the rider to neutral, where they feel their pelvic bones squarely and contact is closest. This allows for a longer leg, perfect alignment, and support for their upper body balance.
  • Allows the rider to sit "deeper" and "in" the seat.
  • Ultra-narrow, so that the rider's leg drops immediately on to the horse, which profoundly impacts lower leg contact and stability.
  • Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar further ensures that maintaining perfect balance and strength is effortless, as the saddle is customized specifically to the rider's individual ridden alignment. 

Unrestricting support in the FlexiContourbloc:

  • The FlexiContourbloc may look unconventional, but it behaves entirely differently in the Artiste. Bates perfected unprecedented support for stabilizing the rider's leg and eliminating any lift, with a contour that flows through the full length of the bloc. It is the quiet interaction of the FlexiContourbloc in riding that is like no other and must be ridden in to experience its power.
  • Positioned high on the saddle, it channels the rider's leg seamlessly on to the horse, for a longer and aligned leg. This eliminates tipping and frees the rider's lower leg and knee.
  • Each rider can position and angle the FlexiContourbloc for optimal support, enabling space to ride up to and melt into the soft cushioning of the FlexiContourbloc.
  • The ultimate tool to achieve expression and is key to achieving an independent seat.
The Synergy Panel is simply the ultimate for freeing the horse to perform to his full potential:
  • Simply the most shock absorbent and protective panel for the horse's comfort and full range of movement.
  • A low-profile panel in dressage is revolutionary. This panel achieves a quick transition for the rider on to their horse seamlessly for unprecedented connection.
The Monoflap design enables the saddle to "disappear":
  • Allows rider to feel their horse, as never before and with the unique shaping of the saddle flap, allows their aids to transmit to the horse cleanly and directly.
  • Attention to detail and thoughtful design is visible in the streamlined girth points and unique attachment that removes any bulk or lumps from under the rider's leg.
  • Molding of the skirt is locked down.
  • D-Ring can be angled when used for attaching a steady grip to allow the steady grip to lie seamlessly flat.
The Artiste is the first Bates saddle to feature the transformative benefits of Horse and Rider technology...known as HART. This is a rider's guarantee that:
  • It is simply the best standard they can give their horse for ensuring full range of movement and comfort under saddle.
  • It will enhance the ridden performance of horse and rider, as the saddle is fine tuned to meet the horse and rider's specific needs to maximize their ridden potential.
  • The smart investment in protecting their horse throughout their career, as they gain and change in muscle tone, as well as ensuring the saddle holds its value for the rider.

More Information about HART:
The revolutionary CAIR Cushion System replaces traditional fillings in your saddle panel with air. There are two independently sealed air cushions within each saddle panel. The concept of air, as the ultimate in cushioning for your horse, is simple. Air, being a fluid medium, will constantly adapt to the horse's working muscles. This means that your weight will be distributed evenly across the entire length of the cushion, virtually eliminating pressure points. This results in freer movement, better carriage, and a happier horse.

Together the EASY-CHANGE Gullet System and the EASY-CHANGE Riser System offer a total fitting solution for your horse's absolute comfort and your peace of mind. All adjustments are measurable, symmetrical and completely reversible, ensuring total confidence in your ability to custom fit your saddle to your horse's changing shape for optimal comfort and performance. EASY-CHANGE Gullets and Risers are sold separately; this saddle comes with medium gullet installed.

Supported by an EASY-Change Gullet, the Elastiflex Tree features a rigid head to maintain clearance over your horse's wither, while possessing lateral flexion to work with your horse's muscular movement with every stride. Precision engineered to be lightweight, symmetrical and ultra-durable. The Elastiflex Tree is guaranteed by manufacturer against breakage for the lifetime of your saddle (under normal riding conditions), deemed to be ten years.

Free movement with performance panel technology. A generous panel, designed to ensure a large footprint on your horse's back, maximizes the weight bearing surface of the saddle, resulting in a reduction in pressure and increased comfort for your horse. The wide and even chamber, with performance panels to support your horse's working muscles maximizes movement in their shoulder area. Includes world-leading girthing systems.

Comfort seat technology: multilayered foams of exacting densities for instantaneous comfort and support of an optimal position. A narrow waist anatomically shaped for close contact plus complementary technologies for your comfort including world leading stirrup bar, and systems to precision-tailor support your riding position.

Item Specifications:
Classic Black
Luxe Leather
0 (16.5"-17")
1 (17"-17.5")
2 (17.5"-18")
Downloadable Resources
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
0 E033379 0 BHARLXXXXXCBL0 9329097089189
1 E033379 1 BHARLXXXXXCBL1 9329097089196
2 E033379 2 BHARLXXXXXCBL2 9329097089202

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