FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes! Our pad’s open wither design protects the area, and allows for freedom of pressure.
We are the only pad with our unique Core material that not only protects the back, but allows it to rebuild muscle. We use only top of the line materials in the construction of our pads. Real Pressed Wool Felt, and top grain Leathers. Our expert craftsmanship and consistency has been a hallmark of our pads for over 34 years.
Drop is determined from the center of the saddle from the underneath to the bottom of the cinch rings, or rigging.
Seat is measured along the top under the swells and cantle from the longest points. Add 4 inches to this measurement to determine the back length. If your saddle measures a ½ inch please round up. Ex; 24 ½ needs a 29.
Then English pad measurement is decided by seat size. Measure from the nailhead in the front of the saddle, and in a taught line to the center of the cantle. Standard is 17-17.5, a medium is 18-18.5, and a large is 19-19.5 seat. Standard protection up to 190 lbs. Extra protection is 190 to 300 lbs.
**Treeless saddles and Drop Rigged saddles can require a 34-36 drop**
We make a variety of pads to accommodate most every saddle made. All we need to know is measurements, type of saddle, application of riding, and a little info about your horse. We make all pads custom per each horse’s needs. Our SaddleRight Professionals are here to help you find the perfect pad.
Wear leathers are a matter of preference, and application for the use of the pad determines necessity. They do protect and enhance the area of the pad that gets the most wear and tear of use due to the stresses of the cinching process.
Yes! We make our pads in back lengths of 24”-32”. We also provide rounder skirted models for your short-backed friend.
No worries! We offer a 30-day unconditional return for refund (less shipping) or replace on all new pads.
We make models to accommodate dropped rigged saddles. We offer drops of 34” to 39”.
Our pads clean up easily using the few tips provided under the Caring for your Saddle Pad page.
You may use a liner, (which we sell) or a thin Navajo blanket if you’d like, to help keep your pad clean. Our Pads are designed to stand alone. They function best when applied as close as possible to the horse’s skin. Even in the toughest applications.
Our pad’s thinner design helps eliminate saddle roll. English pads are ½ thickness, western pads are 5/8 standard, and our Legacy is ¾. A lot of protection with a lot less bulk.
This could be the last pad you will ever need to buy for your horse! Regular cleaning and care will extend the life of the pad greatly. Many of our pads are still in heavy use after 20 or so years. The Pad carries a “Lifetime Warranty” against Core Compression. And a one year on workmanship. The longevity of the pad is why it is so hard to find used pads!
NO! Shimming inhibits the regeneration of the muscles and nerves and can often increase the chances for damage to your horse. We want to protect the back from the stresses a saddle puts on the horse and encourage healthy function to return to the muscles.
Most Likely. Were as no pad will work on every horse, ours has a very high rate of success in overall fit across the majority of breeds and riding styles. Keep in mind that should you ever decide to change disciplines, upgrade, or just want a newer pad in a different color or style, we offer the only “Trade Back” program in the industry. (Please check out the tab for details on this unique program.)
1 Western Pad $32
Additional Pads $7 each
English Pad $20
Additional English Pad $7