Focused on Rider Performance

Ergonomic Stirrup Bar

The design registered stirrup bar removes at least one thickness of leather from under your thigh, ensuring even closer contact and maximizing your comfort. The unique shaping offers secure attachment of your stirrup leather, while enabling the leather to come free if required during a fall. Selected Bates models feature a recessed channel to the stirrup keeper, further eliminating interference with your leg for a closer feel of the horse and increased comfort.

Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar

Featured on select saddles, the Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar, allows effortless horse and rider alignment to be achieved by altering the positioning of the Stirrup Bar, enabling the rider complete control over their preferred riding position. The Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar can be easily repositioned by simply lifting the catch and sliding the bar to suit the rider’s individual position. The bar should then be secured by pressing down firmly on the catch and locking the bar into place.

Many of the design features and innovations in Bates Saddles are protected by design registrations and patents.