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All Bates Saddles feature hand selected, grade one, full grain, pure aniline dyed European leather. You can be confident that the naturally finished leather in Bates Saddles is the best in the world and, if cared for, will offer many years of excellent service. Select models feature double-lined leather renowned for ultra soft and grippy characteristics, ensuring immediate comfort and reducing any ‘breaking in’ time traditionally associated with new saddles.

Proper care is crucial to maximising the performance of your Bates saddle. It is a natural product and its life is reliant on maintaining a certain level of moisture. Your saddle should be regularly cleaned, using glycerine saddle soap and a damp cloth or sponge to remove dirt, which may otherwise scratch the surface. Cleaning should always be followed with a rich, wax-based dressing, such as Bates Leather Balsam. We do not recommend the use of oil on your saddle.

Prior to riding in your new saddle, it is recommended that you liberally dress your saddle with Bates Leather Balsam, allowing it to soak in overnight. The overnight process ensures maximum penetration into the leather, helping to seal in the moisture and protect your saddle. Bates Leather Cream can also be used to replenish and rejuvenate the moisture content in your saddle, however a leather balsam penetrates deeper into the leather and offers a surface barrier, protecting against wear, water and sweat.

Apply your leather balsam or cream heavily in high wear areas, such as the top of the saddle flap where the stirrup leathers will rub. You may apply your dressing to all areas of your saddle that are not suede, including the padded inserts and girth straps.

Treated in this manner, you will achieve the traditional, rich patina of aged worked leather and can expect years of excellent service from your saddle.

Available in 90g

We are one of the largest independent retailers of Bates in the UK and a verified premium stockist giving us access to the entire range. Our sales advisors all use these products on a daily basis so are able to offer you expert advice. If you need any assistance in selecting the right item for you or your horse please don't hesitate to contact us.
We will contact you at various stages throughout the dispatch process by email to advise you on the status of your order. If your order is overdue please contact us for an update.

When your parcel arrives at your delivery address a signature may be required to acknowledge receipt. Please note that we cannot request for couriers to leave items without a signature or the insurance on the parcel becomes invalid.

UK Mainland Delivery Most items are delivered Monday to Friday unless a Saturday delivery has been specifically requested. If you need an item urgently or by a certain date we request that you contact us prior to purchase to check stock levels & for confirmation of any additional associated costs.

Cork Farm Equestrian use a variety of delivery servies including Royal Mail, DX Courier, UK Mail & myHermes. Should you require your item to be sent with a specific delivery company please contact us prior to purchase.

Highlands, Islands & Remote areas
Small parcels will be sent with Royal Mail. For larger items or high value items a courier delivery is used. The following addresses are classed as Highlands, Islands & Remote areas: Isle of Wight, Isle of Mann, Channel Islands, Northern Scotland, Scottish Highlands & Northern Ireland.

International Delivery
Small parcels lwill be sent with Royal Mail. For larger items or high value items a courier delivery is used. Please note that for buyers outside of the UK the International Delivery Agent may contact you to settle fees levied by your countries customs office. These fees may vary & there is no possible way for us to calculate these before the item reaches your country. These fees are payable directly to your local customs office & it is your responsibility to settle them. We do NOT in any circumstances cover these costs. For orders outside of the EU please note that we do not refund VAT in conjunction with our very low or Free delivery options. Our delivery costings already take into account the VAT element & these funds are used to cover the cost of your delivery. Should you wish for the VAT to be removed from your purchase this is possible but we would need to invoice seperately for the actual cost of delivery.


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