What type of saddle pad do I need for my horse?
A contoured saddle pad has a higher front to relieve pressure from the withers. This is a great choice for high-withered horses or sway-backed horses who need clearance. Straight: A straight saddle pad has little to no curve at the front, making it suitable for horses with round or mutton withers or flat-backed horses.
What size saddle pad do I need for my horse?
Determining What Size Pad to Get: To determine the best size for your horse, measure the length of your saddle and add 2 to 3 inches to that length. Once under the saddle, your pad should show about 1-1.5″ of pad in the front and back of the saddle.
What is a standard saddle pad size?
An unfolded standard western saddle pad measures 32 x 32 or 30 x 30 inches. It has a drop of 15 to 16 inches and a spine measurement of 30-32 inches.
How long do saddle pads last?
A weekend warrior may make a saddle pad last two to three years plus. We’ve had clients with pads that last upwards of 10+ years. As saddle pads get used more and more the wool fibers break down and in the bar areas they can become packed and thin.
Can saddle pads be too big?
If it’s too long, it’ll likely rub and press against your horse’s hips. And, if it’s a heavy or stiff saddle pad, your horse’s hind legs will push pad and saddle forward.
Do you need a saddle blanket?
The saddle pad or blanket provides a bit of extra cushioning between the saddle and the horse and helps the saddle stay clean. Without a pad or blanket, a saddle will sit directly on the horse, where it will absorb sweat and pick up dirt from the horse’s back.
What size is bigger cob or full saddle pad?
Generally speaking, there are a few different sizes: pony, cob, and full. Pony sized pads are meant for small ponies, cob sized for big ponies or small horses, and full sized for big horses. It is important to pick the right size, so that the saddle pad fits as it should.
What is the best saddle pad for a horse?
ECP Western Saddle Pad. Adjustable memory foam shims can be moved to wherever is optimal for horse and rider.
Which saddle pad is right for your horse?
Shaped pads or contour saddle pad – these are available in a variety of materials.
How much does a horse saddle pad cost?
Saddle blanket or western saddle pad $18- $450; An English Saddle Will Need. Stirrups $12-
What is the best saddle pad?
¾” to 1″ compressed wool is also a great component for shock absorption. An ill-fitting saddle is not something to put on your horse, but the wool pad does alleviate pressure points some saddles may cause. Over all, a felt pad is often a very good and possibly one of the best choices for a saddle pad.