#AskAnnie – Episode 5: Bates Saddles The AskAnnie Podcast reviews the Bates Close Contact saddle in Episode 4. By Horse&Rider | June 20, 2019 | 1 minute read In Episode 5, Annie reviews Bates Saddles and why it’s been her go-to for over a decade. She discusses the benefits that she’s noticed over the years and the functions that this saddle offers. Read the episode transcript here. What did you think of this article? Submit Rating Thank you for your feedback!