Bates Stock Saddles build upon traditional design, focused on horse and rider comfort to ensure cutting edge performance.

Moreover with world-leading saddle Innovations and technology never previously seen in stock saddles.

Bates Stock Saddles ensure both horse and rider can enjoy unprecedented comfort, balance, and security even in the most demanding of situations.

Leading technology ensures the Bates Kimberley offers the ultimate in comfort for you and your horse, whether trail riding, breaking in horses or working on the station. 

Traditional in looks, this saddle handles the modern demands of a high performance saddle.

It is the only stock saddle with a tree that offers lateral flex to work with your horse’s muscular movement and world leading performance systems for the horse’s absolute comfort.

In conclusion the Swinging Fender suits those riders who like the position and contact offered by the swinging fender.

Heritage leather upholds the traditional European practices of natural oil and wax tannage.

The high oil and wax content of this performance leather ensures optimum suppleness and enhanced rider grip.

The distinctive tones of colour are particularly visable when the leather is bent as the colour lightens returning over time to its original colour as the oils migrate back through into the fibres.

Colours – Classic Black and Classic Brown

Sizes – Small 42cm / 16.5 inch , Medium 43cm / 17 inch, Large 44cm / 17.5 inch and Extra Large 46cm / 18 inch

This style also available with Short Fenders.

Bonnetts are part of the Bates Dealership Program, a centre of excellence for all Bates, Arena and Wintec Saddles in South Australia.

Gary Slack recently was awarded the highest rating Saddlery Brands International Certificate for completing the Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics for Saddle Fitting Professionals in Australia.

For all saddle fitting options and saddle information please contact Gary on 0419 860 139 or email

Your horse will show a marked improvement

Firstly due to the fluid cushioning and impact absorption of the CAIR Cushion System

Secondly due to the customisation offered by the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution.

Precision custom fit

…EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution

Together the EASY-CHANGE Gullet System and the EASY-CHANGE Riser System offer a total fitting solution.

In conclusion for your horse’s absolute comfort and your peace of mind.

All adjustments are measurable, symmetrical and completely reversible.

As a result ensuring total confidence in your ability to custom fit your saddle to your horse’s changing shape for optimal comfort and performance.

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Protective cushioning

…CAIR Cushion System

The revolutionary CAIR Cushion System replaces the traditional fillings in your saddle panel with air.

Moreover 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.

In conclusion 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 extraordinary comfort results in freer movement, better carriage, and a happier horse.

For such a simple concept the dramatic difference the CAIR Cushion System makes to your horse’s comfort and performance is profound.

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