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Saddle Pads from 5 Star are at Barn World

Barn World, your best source for equine tack, is proud to offer the best quality saddle pads and cinches available.  5 Star saddle pads and cinches are hand made to order and offer French Contouring to ensure a proper fit for your horse or mule.  The unique saddle pad design allows it to conform to your horse’s back and provide the best fit for equine performance and comfort.

We are so impressed with the 100% wool saddle pads and simplicity of design, that we believe everyone could benefit from using them.

Here’s a quick video and text from Laurel:

“A lot of gimmicks can be strapped under a saddle to get one benefit or another, but man has yet to create a product that outperforms virgin wool, and over the long haul, virgin wool content felt pads will outperform any other type of pad or blanket hands down. 5 stars 100% percent wool contoured saddle pads conform immediately to your horse’s back for perfect fit. Our F-11 wool felt has the highest virgin wool content available and offers 3 times more compression protection and wicking ability than any other pad on the market. While the importance of compression protection is pretty clear given the dominance of rubber, bubble wrap and space age jelly saddle pads today, only high quality wool felt offers great compression protection while simultaneously wicking away moisture. That wicking action is the means by which heat is dissipated under the pressure of the saddle. The best compression protection, coupled with the best wicking ability, translates to the best performance from your equine partner. When you consider the amount of money one might spend on feed, tack, vet bills and entry fees to pursue your equine passion, a saddle pad with all the ingredients for maximum performance is essential. While the big ships full of cheap goods leave a toxic trail all the way from Los Angeles to China and back, 5 Star is producing the highest quality products right here in the USA.”

From Mike:  “In the last 20 years the industry has come up with using every conceivable kind of thing out of the auto industry and space industry that was never intended for use in horses. Everything from gels to foams to freezer linings all of these have zero or next to nothing as far as good quality and compression protection and absolutely zero in wicking ability and the agents that are needed for wicking sweat and heat away from the horses back. Pressed industrial felt is the only thing that has really been proven over time to have the high quality wicking ability and high compression ratio for horses. 5 Star has 3 times the compression ratio of any other pad on the market and has 2 times the wicking ability of any close competitor in the felt industry as far as pads are concerned. So why is 5 Star so good? 5 Star uses the highest quality virgin wool content in their felt. Only through the use of high-quality virgin wool, can you have a high-quality compression ratios and the high wicking quality you can get. Add to that,5 Stars established French curve that will fit any horse backline that settles in to create high-quality performance. 5 Star is a pad that will last forever, kind of like an old sweater that you snag and you throw away so that you have a chance to get a new one. Nothing makes it simpler for performance and making 5 Star the best pad in your tack room.”

Some pointers from 5 Star for use when selecting a saddle pad:

  • If the saddles don’t fit they can push pads out the back.
  • A saddle tree may be warped if it pushes pad out the back and to the side.
  • If you wouldn’t wear that stuff for underpants or socks why put it on the animal!
  • Synthetic pads have the highest profit margin for makers.
  • Sweat pouring off a back is like you standing on ice with tennis shoes on a hill!
  • Do you like having bandages pulled off your hairy arms? So how do you think tacky material feels to an animal?
  • Wool felt pads are easily cleaned!
  • Synthetic fleeced saddle skirting is slick and will present problems with most pads.
  • Don’t be fooled by Patent Pending in advertising.
  • Synthetic foams are not UV light resistant and break down,
  • Synthetic foams break down from heat and salts of the animal.
  • Fire or strong acids are the only thing that will harm wool.
  • All pads will contract and spread disease when not cleaned if infection exists.
  • Pinch pads with thumb and fingers.  If you can feel the other digit it likely has bad compression protection.
  • Buy for function first, then looks.
  • Don’t be fooled by gimmick terms and pictures.
  • Ask construction specifications of retailer and manufacturer.

For all of your equine tack needs, please visit BarnWorld.com today or call 720.238.2190.

Saddle Pads: Great Saddle Pad Overview video

Saddle pad overview video

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Barn World carries a large selection of saddle pads 5 Star equine as well as cinches and breast collars. We also have sheepskin saddle pads and covers for horse tack protection and equine style.  All of the cinches and breast collars we offer are made from 100% mohair and provide the maximum amount of comfort, performance and durability.

Our wool saddle pad selection is made from more virgin wool than any other 100% wool pad.  This allows for 3 times the compression protection than synthetic neoprene pads and gives more even weight distribution and impact absorption.  These 100% wool pads offer 4 times the wicking ability to eliminate moisture and heat buildup to provide riding comfort and protection for both horse and rider.  It it also allows for soft and durable easy cleanup.

When looking through a variety of saddle pad styles and types available I came across a neat little video from Equestrian Neightion, a nice play on words, on YouTube by Howcast.  It  gives a quick overview and basic overview of the different types of saddle pads available.  Check it out here:

 

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Types of saddle pads

Saddle pads come in a variety of shapes and sizes and each has a specific use or function.  Selecting the right equipment will ensure that both you and your horse or pony will be comfortable and prepared to work.

Here are some common options:

Contoured or shaped pads – made of fleece or sheep skin, these pads are cut to the saddle shape and are used for horse showing and Hunter and equitaion classes.

Square pads – are popular for dressage, and are permissible for jumpers and cross-country.  Examples of these pads include aroma pad, an ideal choice for everyday riding.  This is an all-purpose pad used with both saddles and can be used in competition.

Baby pad – a lightweight every day schooling pad often used in conjunction with corrective pads.

Corrective pads – typically used in addition to another saddle pad.

Gel pad – reduces impact and shock to the horses back providing a cushion between saddle pad and horse.

Riser pad – creates added lift for the back of the saddle.

Half pad – provides protective cushioning, impact absorption and uniform weight distribution of the saddle.

Cashel pad – relieves pressure points on the horses back and withers.

Wither pad – provides back protection by relieving pressure on the spine.

Bareback pad – used for casual riding without a saddle.  The bareback pad allows for a comfortable area where the writer can sit.  The pad also provides a less slippery alternative that sitting directly on the horses back

Saddle Pad Overview Video: There are a lot of different saddle pad types available!

Saddle pad overview video

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Barn World carries a large selection of saddle pads 5 Star equine as well as cinches and breast collars. We also have sheepskin saddle pads and covers for horse tack protection and equine style.  All of the cinches and breast collars we offer are made from 100% mohair and provide the maximum amount of comfort, performance and durability.

Our wool saddle pad selection is made from more virgin wool than any other 100% wool pad.  This allows for 3 times the compression protection than synthetic neoprene pads and gives more even weight distribution and impact absorption.  These 100% wool pads offer 4 times the wicking ability to eliminate moisture and heat buildup to provide riding comfort and protection for both horse and rider.  It it also allows for soft and durable easy cleanup.

When looking through a variety of saddle pad styles and types available I came across a neat little video from Equestrian Neightion, a nice play on words, on YouTube by Howcast.  It  gives a quick overview and basic overview of the different types of saddle pads available.  Check it out here:

 

Text:

Types of saddle pads

Saddle pads come in a variety of shapes and sizes and each has a specific use or function.  Selecting the right equipment will ensure that both you and your horse or pony will be comfortable and prepared to work.

Here are some common options:

Contoured or shaped pads – made of fleece or sheep skin, these pads are cut to the saddle shape and are used for horse showing and Hunter and equitaion classes.

Square pads – are popular for dressage, and are permissible for jumpers and cross-country.  Examples of these pads include aroma pad, an ideal choice for everyday riding.  This is an all-purpose pad used with both saddles and can be used in competition.

Baby pad – a lightweight every day schooling pad often used in conjunction with corrective pads.

Corrective pads – typically used in addition to another saddle pad.

Gel pad – reduces impact and shock to the horses back providing a cushion between saddle pad and horse.

Riser pad – creates added lift for the back of the saddle.

Half pad – provides protective cushioning, impact absorption and uniform weight distribution of the saddle.

Cashel pad – relieves pressure points on the horses back and withers.

Wither pad – provides back protection by relieving pressure on the spine.

Bareback pad – used for casual riding without a saddle.  The bareback pad allows for a comfortable area where the writer can sit.  The pad also provides a less slippery alternative that sitting directly on the horses back

Saddle Pad Construction Video from 5 Star – a Barn World favorite!

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Here’s a great saddle pad overview presented by one of the owners of 5 Star on why these saddle pads provide such high performance and wicking ability:

Transcript:

In the last 20 years the industry has come up with using every conceivable kind of thing out of the auto industry and space industry that was never intended for use in horses.  Everything from gels to foams to freezer linings all of these have zero or next to nothing as far as good quality and compression protection and absolutely zero in wicking ability and the agents that are needed for wicking sweat and heat away from the horses back.  Pressed industrial felt is the only thing that has really been proven over time to have the high quality wicking ability and high compression ratio for horses. 5 Star has 3 times the compression ratio of any other pad on the market and has 2 times the wicking ability of any close competitor in the felt industry as far as pads are concerned.
So why is 5 Star so good?  5 Star uses the highest quality virgin wool content in their felt.  Only through the use of high-quality virgin wool, can you have a high-quality compression ratios and the high wicking quality you can get.  Add to that,5 Stars established French curve that will fit any horse backline that settles in to create high-quality performance.  5 Star is a pad that will last forever, kind of like an old sweater that you snag and you throw away so that you have a chance to get a new one.  Nothing makes it simpler for performance and making 5 Star the best pad in your tack room.

Remember to visit Barn World for all of your saddle pad and equestrian supply needs.  We carry a full line of cinches, breast collars and even sheepskin pads for all of your riding fund.

Saddle Pads from Barn World – the highest quality saddle pads from 5 Star Equine

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5 Star saddle pads from Barn World

Barn World carries the highest quality saddle pads available.  All of the equine pads we offered are one-hundred percent wool and are uniquely designed to ensure they provide the best in saddle pad performance and comfort for both you and your equine partner.
Check out this video from the owner of 5 Star detailing how much quality goes into a 5 Star saddle pad and why it is so much better than the competition’s and remember to visit www.BarnWorld.com for all your livestock supply needs.

From the video:
A lot of gimmicks can be strapped under a saddle to get one benefit or another, but man has yet to create a product that outperforms virgin wool, and over the long haul, virgin wool content felt pads will outperform any other type of pad or blanket hands down.  5 stars 100% percent wool contoured saddle pads conform immediately to your horse’s back for perfect fit.  Our F-11 wool felt has the highest virgin wool content available and offers 3 times more compression protection and wicking ability than any other pad on the market.
While the importance of compression protection is pretty clear given the dominance of rubber, bubble wrap and space age jelly saddle pads today, only high quality wool felt offers great compression protection while simultaneously wicking away moisture.  That wicking action is the means by which heat is dissipated under the pressure of the saddle.  The best compression protection, coupled with the best wicking ability, translates to the best performance from your equine partner.
When you consider the amount of money one might spend on feed, tack, vet bills and entry fees to pursue your equine passion, a saddle pad with all the ingredients for maximum performance is essential.
While the big ships full of cheap goods leave a toxic trail all the way from Los Angeles to China and back, 5 Star is producing the highest quality products right here in the USA.

Saddle Pads: a quick overview of 5 Stars saddle pad, cinch and breastcollars

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Saddle Pads at Barn World

Here’s a quick video overview of 5 Star saddle pads , breast collars and cinches:

Remember that Barn World is more then livestock supplies and cattle guards!  Visit www.barnworld.com today for all you horse and rider equine tack needs and check out our large selection of cattle guards too.

Choosing a saddle pad – get a great 5 Star saddle pad at Barn World

Barn World offers 5 Star Saddle Pads

5 Star saddle pads made from 100% wool are a two piece construction to ensure the best contour to your horse’s back as quickly as possible.  There is no breaking-in period, these saddle pads are comfortable and effective from day one.

Eliminating spinal pressure on your horse or mule is the benefit of the two piece design.  It provides a great fit for you saddle without compensating with over-cinching.  Your horse or mule will love this unique feature and you’ll notice the attention to detail as each saddle pad is handmade to order.

There are a lot of different riding disciplines out there and selecting the proper saddle pad for your type of riding is important for the best in fit and performance.

Western Contoured Saddle Pad
Made right here in the USA, these and all 5 Star saddle pads are 100% wool.  You may choose from as thin as 1/2″ to the very thick 1-1/8″ pad.  Every pad is made in all four colors and offer a choice of embroidery and standard leathers in four different colors.

Western Contoured Saddle Pad

Mule Saddle Pads
Fitted for a mule, jack and donkey’s back line, these 100% wool saddle pads are made for flatter backs, withers and the thick shoulders of these animals.  They also come in all four colors, offer embroidering and your choice of four different colors of standard leathers.

Mule Saddle Pad

Barrel Racing Saddle Pads
If high performance is at a premium, a barrel racing saddle pad is a great fit.   It will keep your horse comfortable while performing at maximum effort and won’t let your saddle slip around on you as you go.  You may specify if you’d like the corner rounded on the front, back or both to fit your personal preference.  Four different colors of standard leather, embroidery options and four colors of saddle pad are also available to you on all saddle pads.

Barrel Racing Saddle Pad

English Saddle Pads
The English saddle pads provide the greatest comfort possible for both horse and rider when riding English.  They’re available for hunter/jumpers, dressage and all purpose riding as well.

English Saddle Pad

At Barn World, we have a large selection of saddle pads, cinches and breast collars.  Barn World is much more then livestock equipment!  Please visit www.BarnWorld.com or call (720) 238-2190 to help with all of your tack and livestock supplies.

Saddle Pads from Barn World – style for every type of riding

5 Star Wool Saddle Pads from Barn World

These 100% wool saddle pads offer the best protection for your horse and are specifically designed to contour to the shape of your horse or mule’s back immediately.

5 Star saddle pads are made with two pieces that help eliminate pressure on the spine and and provide a great saddle fit without over-cinching.

To get that great fit, each pad is made with detailed attention to hip placement, back-line and wither heights and creates the best fitting pad every time.  The contoured pad is a two-piece design that will conform to the shape of YOUR horse or mule.  This design has eliminated the need for ‘breaking-in’ a saddle pad for your ride as it fits most breeds of horses and mules right away.  This flexibility is what makes these saddle pads so special.

There are many different saddle pads styles to choose from and we have one to fit every style of riding.

Western Contoured Saddle Pad
These very popular saddle pads are handmade to order right here in the United States. They are 100% wool and range in thickness from the 1/2″ under pad to the extremely thick Supreme Roper Saddle Pad at 1-1/8″ thick. Every thickness is available in every color.

Western Contoured Saddle Pad

Mule Saddle Pads
Our 5 Star Mule pads are contoured  to fit the flatter back line of mules, donkeys and jacks and who traditionally have flatter withers, thicker shoulders.   All of the saddle pad styles can be made with the mule contouring.

Mule Saddle Pad

Barrel Racing Saddle Pads offer the best performance by keeping your saddle in place and your horse comfortable.  All saddle pads are available in round or square skirts and you may specify if you’d prefer one end rounded and the other square.  We also offer the option of your own personal style with hair on leathers and embroidery done to your design.

Barrel Racing Saddle Pad

English Saddle Pads conform to your horse to provide maximum comfortable for the horse and rider.  These saddle pads are available for dressage, hunter/jumper and all purpose riding.

English Saddle Pad

To view our large selection of saddle pads and find the right fit for your type of riding, please visit Barn World today or call (720) 238-2190.

Sheepskin saddle pads from Barn World – the best in equine saddle tack for horse and rider

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Sheepskin saddle pads provide excellent comfort and performance for both horse and rider.  Sheepskin is used in almost any application where a premium is put on protection and comfort and equine tack and saddle pads are no exception.

Sheepskin equine pads offer over 3,000 fibers/sq inch and each of those fibers act together to provide a soft shock absorber to provide extreme comfort and wicking abilities as well as preventing from chafing or rubbing.  The provides cool and comfortable riding while protecting from unnecessary wear and discomfort on your horse.

Another benefit of a sheepskin saddle pad is that they are an insulator of static electricity that can be caused by friction when riding your horse.  It’s a natural byproduct of the riding environment and the motion of the horse and rider.

Saddle pads made of sheepskin also absorb sweat and can release it to the air more quickly than non-natural saddle pads.  It is inherently gentle on the skin and it contains lanolin.

Equine saddle pads made from sheepskin are easy to clean and dry by simply hanging in fresh air.

All-in-all, sheepskin saddle pads are an excellent fit for comfort and performance.

Visit Barn World today at www.BarnWorld.com to view our large selection of sheepskin saddle pads.

Barn World Post: Saddle Pad Cleaning for all 5 Star Saddle Pads

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Barn World Post: Saddle Pad Cleaning – a necessity for clean equine tack

Cleaning your 5 Star saddle pad is quite easy as the pad is made from 100% wool and is extremely durable.  With standard care, your pad will last two thousand hours or more.

To being, get your saddle pad wet with clean water.  When you spot a soiled area, just rub in a circular motion with your fingers or a rubber curry comb.  You may use a gentle detergent to remove stubborn stains if necessary.  When finished, just hang  your pad and allow to dry.  It’s important to remember that the pad should not be laid on it’s back to dry.  You want to maintain the natural shape of the pad by avoiding leaving it upside down to dry.

It really is that easy.  The saddle pad is made with 100% wool using steam, heat and pressure to remove any concerns about distortion or shrinkage when you clean your own pad.

Maintaining Saddle Pads

Combing

You should periodically use a rubber fingered or flat curry comb with your 5 Star saddle pad cleaning sponge (free with every new pad) to prevent the hair and dirt from building up under the bottom of your saddle pad.  An occasional brushing will do the trick on your equine tack.  When using the sponge, use a circular motion on a dry pad and wipe the dirt and hair off of the sponge as it builds.

If you pad has a heavy build up of dirt and sweat, use the rubbered finger curry to loosen it up, but be gentle so you’re careful not to cut the felt.  As it comes up, use a vacuum to remove the grim and dirt from the saddle pad.

Keeping your saddle pad clean will allow it to breath and pull moisture away from your horses back.  Your saddle pad is one of your most important pieces of equine tack and should be kept clean for a great riding experience

This will keep the old hair and dirt from collecting and working it’s way into the pad.  This interferes with the ability of the pad to breath and pull moisture away from your horse’s back.

Washing

It should only be necessary to wash your equine tack saddle pad after around one hundred hours of use.  Of course, if your saddle pad begins to feel hard or ‘bulky’ on the shoulder or loin areas, it’s time to clean your tack.  When washing, avoid using soap as it may leave a residue that could irritate your horse.  When washing, move from the center to the outer edge of the pad in every direction.  A preferred method is to hang the pad by the gullet hole and rinse from the center outward.  As you go, you may want to rotate your saddle pad so the dirt will be carried away and you won’t be just soaking the pad.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO NEVER LAY YOUR SADDLE PAD FLAT TO RINSE IT OFF.  This will only push the sweat salts and dirt into the pad.  To dry, hang the pad by the gullet hole or lay over a rail to help maintain it’s natural shape and contours.  Never lay the saddle pad on it’s back as that’s the best way to help it lose it’s shape, will stretch the leather and may damage the lacing on the inside of the pad.

Once it’s dry, you may ‘loosen’ it back up by flexing the pad in the areas that may seem stiff.  This will also help restore the compression protection and loosen the felt up again to help breath and wick away moisture.

Visit Barn World and view our large selection of saddle pads, equine tack and livestock equipment.