Janet Shaw

Dressage New Zealand

"As an accredited British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor, I have spent many years producing dressage horses and riders up to Grand Prix level. After riding in Bates Saddles for over 20 years, I decided to learn how to adjust these saddles. Both my clients and I enjoy the ease of being able to make adjustments to balance the saddle on the spot using the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution for both their horse’s comfort, and their rider position. The adjustments in the saddle fit and balance for the horse, as well as the customisation options for the rider are not only simple to use, but they are just as simple to reverse if the desired effect is not achieved. For me, this means that if a rider is having difficulty achieving an exercise, I might choose to alter the Flexiblocs (knee blocks) or change the positioning of the Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar, to support the rider’s position at that time."