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Saddle Pads Buyer's Guide


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Saddle Pads
Modern saddle pads are some of the most versatile equine products available. They are available in styles to suit Western, English, and bareback riding. In addition, each is a long-wearing, durable compliment to any color horse coat. But they also help protect both the horse and rider. In fact, the best saddle works to evenly distribute rider weight across your horse's entire back. This creates better horse spine health, which in turn may lend itself to less leg and hoof injuries because your horse is able to move more naturally. Plus, each pad also helps cushion your ride and keep your horse cool and dry.

Product Name Style Size Material Core Wash Unique Benefits
Full Cotton Dressage Pad
Full Cotton Dressage Pad
Dressage 22" top x 20" drop Cotton 1/4" Polyfil Machine washable Contoured top line promotes constant airflow. Can be used with sheepskin half pads.
Full Cotton All-Purpose Pad with Memory Foam
Full Cotton All-Purpose Pad with Memory Foam
English - All Purpose 22" top x 20" drop Cotton Memory foam shims Machine washable Memory foam shims customize the support. Constant air flow and moisture wicking.
Cotton Correction Half Pad with Memory Foam Inserts
Cotton Correction Half Pad with Memory Foam Inserts
Half-pad made especially for English saddles Fits saddles 16.5" to 18" Cotton NA Machine washable Memory foam shims customize the fit and support.
Cotton Correction Dressage Pad with Memory Foam
Cotton Correction Dressage Pad with Memory Foam
Dressage 22" top x 20" drop Cotton Memory foam shims Machine washable Memory foam creates customized support for you and your horse. Promotes constant airflow.
Product Name Style Size Material Core Wash Unique Benefits
Grip Tech All-Purpose Eventing Pad
Grip Tech All-Purpose Eventing Pad
English - All Purpose 21.5" x 19" Cotton and foam top backed by compression foam NA Machine washable cold High tech cushioning allows horse and rider to meet and conquer the many challenges in the Eventing world.
Air Ride Half Pad by Equine Comfort Products
Air Ride Half Pad by Equine Comfort Products
English - All purpose 22" x 14" Thermo Plastic Elastomer (TPE) NA Machine washable cold Can be a boon for proper fitting of a saddle and eliminates bulk under the rider's leg.
Full Cotton All-Purpose Pad
Full Cotton All-Purpose Pad
English - All Purpose 22" top x 20" drop Cotton 1/4" polyfil/span> Machine washable cold Promotes constant airflow and absorbs and wicks moisture.
Contender II Dressage Saddle Pad
Contender II Dressage Saddle Pad
Dressage 22" x 21" Welltex and Ultra ThinLIne NA Machine washable cold Soothing, long wave infrared thermal warmth increases blood circulation and warms up horses more quickly.
Grip Tech 1/2 Pad by Equine Comfort Products
Grip Tech 1/2 Pad by Equine Comfort Products
English - All Purpose 20.5" top x 8" drop Compression foam backed by cotton NA Machine washable cold Moisture-wicking, breathable and shock-absorbing for maximum comfort.
Classic Sheepskin Half Pad
Classic Sheepskin Half Pad
Half-Pad English or Dressage Medium fits saddles up to 16.5". Large fits saddles 16.5" and larger. Cotton and sheepskin NA Machine washable cold Cut a little closer to the saddle and sits a little more forward on the horse. Merino sheepskin wool is a protective fiber that wicks away moisture.
Deluxe Classic Sheepskin Half Pad by Equine Comfort Products
Deluxe Classic Sheepskin Half Pad
by Equine Comfort Products
English Med: for saddles 16.5" and below

Large: fits saddles 16.5" and above

100% Merino sheepskin NA Machine washable High-wither design, natural merino absorbs and wicks away moisture. Rolled edge keeps pad in place.
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