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"The CAIR® Cushion System is one of the greatest inventions of the 21st Century"

Dr. Peter Cronau, March 2002

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Bates Australia is a leading innovator in their industry, globally renowned for their relentless pursuit of creating the ultimate in performance saddles through innovation and technology. Bates Australia has shifted their focus to the horse in the development of revolutionary systems that function to maximise horse and rider potential. After all, tradition is only an innovation that worked.

An Air Cushion, as the ultimate in cushioning for your horse’s back, is a simple concept, however, presents many challenges in its application to a saddle. There has never been any doubt that air provides unsurpassed performance when it comes to panel fillings. The challenge lies in developing an air system that limits any opportunity for human interference on the performance of the panels.

The cutting edge Research and Development Team at Bates Australia have spent many years refining and perfecting techniques for incorporating an air cushion into a saddle panel, before reaching a breakthrough in manufacturing method. The CAIR® Air Cushions are shaped and refined at the point of manufacture to provide an even thickness throughout the panel. A unique feature of the CAIR® Cushion System is that the Air Cushions are unable to be adjusted eliminating opportunity for human error. The balance of saddles featuring the CAIR® Cushion System is easily adjusted without compromising the performance of the Air Cushions. The CAIR® Air Cushions themselves can not be over-inflated resulting in bounce, or under-inflated resulting in excessive saddle movement. Saddlers, Vets and Riders can then be relaxed and confident that the CAIR® Air Cushions will provide consistent performance for horse and rider as it’s performance is not dependent on the capabilities of the person adjusting the air levels .

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The CAIR® Cushion System is exclusive to Bates and Wintec Saddles
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