**On Trial** Australian Made Bates Esperance 38cm (14.75″) Saddle

**On Hold**

Make: Bates
Model: Esperance
Colour: Black
Size: 38cm (14.75″)
Gullet: W (see photo)
Price $450

This is one of the last saddles made in Australia. It does not have a user easi-change gullet. Highly sort after for being able to fit the wide ponies a lot better than the later models.
This model was the first to use the synthetic leather seat and knee roll. The seat has stretch wrinkles in it but these aren’t noticeable once rider in saddle.
It also is one of the non-gusset saddle meaning it sits on a smaller back area than a gusseted panel making it ideal for short backed ponies. It also sits with the pony rather than then on top, clumpy look of some newer ones.

This was only used for shows, it is in nice, tidy order but isn’t a royal turnout saddle (wrong colour anyway)

Trial available.