This is a used Bates Caprilli Close Contact Saddle. I had the CAIR panels replaced with Flocked panels, and love the results! Not all horses respond well to the CAIR panels, so the flocking is a great, and RARE, alternative. I have ridden in this saddle just a few times since I got it reflocked and one time it was squeaky. The saddler assured me the tree is sound. I am assuming the squeak will disappear altogether with use.
It has a 16 1/2 ” seat and long flaps ideal for longer legged riders. It has the adjustable gullet system, with the white-extra wide gullet currently installed. It is in good used condition- I rode it to several year-end high point horse show titles last year. It has a great “bomber jacket” type patina which seems to “absorb” scratches and dings.
I am asking $1000.oo or best reasonable offer.