Designed with the horse's comfort in mind, the Bates Close Contact Saddle-Regular Flap is ideal for today's serious riders. This close contact jumping saddle has a supportive seat for the rider and features the CAIR Panel System for horse comfort. The EASY-CHANGE Gullet System and EASY-CHANGE Riser System allow for flexibility in fitting this saddle to the horse. Includes a medium gullet; other size gullets sold separately. CAIR panels use air cushion technology to distribute the rider's weight comfortably and cushion the horse's back. Air offers shock absorption and works with the horse's muscles to ensure a close, even contact over a large weight-bearing area while reducing pressure points. The EASY-CHANGE Gullet System lets you select-and change-the optimal tree width for your horse's current shape and muscling. The EASY-CHANGE Riser System allows you to make minor adjustments within the saddle panels for optimal balance and clearance.