Gwyneth McPherson

Dressage United States

"I have chosen to ride in Bates Saddles because they are so horse and rider-friendly. The CAIR Cushion System panels make all the difference in my horses’ way of going.

"The adjustability of Bates Saddles allows me to create just the right feel for myself and my horses. I have the confidence that I can get the best out of my horses and I can ride at my best.

The Bates Artiste allows me to sit close to my horse. The leather is wonderful, it helps me to keep my leg quieter against my horse with a better feeling of contact – it’s much closer than my other Bates saddles. The closeness is my prime reason for loving this new saddle."