Saddle Pads

Saddle pads, half pads and blankets come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, colours and patterns. Basically, though, they all have the same purpose - to protect the horse's back and withers, absorb sweat and act as a cushion for more comfortable riding.
It's not wise to rely on a saddle pad to make up for a bad-fitting saddle, but the right "corrective" saddle pad (especially a wool or sheepskin pad) can definitely help in this respect if all else fails.
The shape of the horse's back and withers, the style of the saddle to be used, and the activity to be practiced are all things to take into account when choosing a saddle pad.
Saddle pads should protrude for at least an inch or so around the edge of the saddle, and shouldn't rub on the horse's withers.
The most popular material for saddle pads is sheepskin or a synthetic equivalent, but woollen felt is also common because of its insulating and moisture absorbing qualities. Foam is used usually in thin pads, but is not as breathable as natural fibres. Some pads have gel layers or inserts, good for cushioning sensitive spots, while others have a neoprene underlayer which is very durable and is anti-slip.

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  • Shires ARMA Supafleece Half Pad - All Colours
  • Hy Equestrian Fab Fleece Half Pad - All Colours

    Hy Equestrian

    Hy Equestrian Fab Fleece Half Pad - All Colours

    £33.30
  • Supreme Products Exercise Pad - Black

    Supreme Products

    Supreme Products Exercise Pad - Black

    £22.50
  • Cavallo Boots Cavallo Full Monty Saddle Pad

    Cavallo Boots

    Cavallo Full Monty Saddle Pad

    £213.99
  • Cavallo Boots Cavallo English Wedge Saddle Pad

    Cavallo Boots

    Cavallo English Wedge Saddle Pad

    £119.99
  • Cavallo Boots Cavallo English Raised Wither Saddle Pad

    Cavallo Boots

    Cavallo English Raised Wither Saddle Pad

    £109.99
  • Cavallo Boots Cavallo English All Purpose Performance Enhanced Saddle Pad
  • Cavallo Boots Cavallo Barrel/Endurance Saddle Pad

    Cavallo Boots

    Cavallo Barrel/Endurance Saddle Pad

    £162.36
  • Shires Comfort Saddlecloth - All Colours
  • Shires Suede Supafleece Half Pad - All Colours
  • Hy Hy Classic Comfort Pads - All Colours

    Hy Equestrian

    Hy Classic Comfort Pads - All Colours

    £18.90
  • KM Elite KM Elite Lambswool Adaptor Half Pad

    KM Elite

    KM Elite Lambswool Adaptor Half Pad

    £89.84