An early model Bates saddle purchased new by its owner in the early 80's, its had very little use and been stored away for many years, frequently oiled over the years as the leather is lovely and supple.  

It has long leather girth points, a fixed medium gullet and foam panels.


The channel is very narrow, as was common when this saddle was made. We recomend using a riser with a contoured spine for good spine clearance. such as this one:





Bates Canberra All Purpose Saddle 17"

SKU: c9766
AU$650.00 Regular Price
AU$395.00Sale Price
  • Saddle Condition: Very Good 

    Wear/Damage:  minor signs of use under the stirrups, a couple of minor marks on the cantle. 

    Colour:  brown 

    Seat Stamped Size:  17"

    Seat Size measured:  43cm"

    Flap Length: 38 cm

    Tree Size Stamped:   

    Tree Size Measured:     medium

    Adjustable Gullet/Tree:  No

    Channel Width Midway:  3.5cm 

    Channel Width Rear:  3cm  

    Panel Fill:  foam


    The fit of every saddle is unique. Even if the makers, models, and sizes are the same between two saddles, the fit may be different. Adjustments and customizations may have been made. 

    All measurements provided have either been taken directly from saddle stamps, or are approximate measurements taken by Saddle Central staff. This information is provided as a courtesy, and is not a guarantee of size or fit.

  • All saddles are automatically sold with a 7 day trial period . Saddle must be back in the post with tracking number supplied to us by day 8. eg if you receive your saddle/s  on a Monday then they must be back in the post by the following Monday.  Return post costs are to be paid by the buyer not Saddle Central.  Once the saddles are received back at Saddle Central you will be notified of their safe return. Your refund will be issued within 2 working days by the same method of payment as you used initially.