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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

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: Choosing an equestrian saddle pad for your type of riding.

Barn World is proud to carry the 5 Star line of saddle pads for all of your riding needs.

When choosing a saddle pad it’s important to choose the proper saddle pad to add to your equestrian tack room.  Proper comfort and fit is essential to provide hours of pleasurable riding for both horse and rider.

Generally, you want your saddle pad thickness to guide your purchasing decision.

1/2″ Under pad is great for pleasure horses, cutting and reining.  Use these saddle pads when you want protection, but would like a colorful saddle blanket for show purposes.

3/4″ Regular Saddle Pads are a great equestrian pad for daily training and exercise and can accommodate  a blanket as well.

7/8″ Thick Pad is the best for all-around use such as barrel racing  and trail riding.  This is the most popular equine saddle pad sold.

1″ Extra Thick Saddle Pad is a real working pad for roping or longer distance riding with a lot of gear.

1-1/8″ Supreme Roper Pad is a very thick equestrian pad designed for team and calf roping performance.

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Visit Barn World today and pick out what may be your most import piece of equestrian tack for your saddle!

Saddle Pads: The best saddle pad for any type of saddle and an equestrian must for both horse and rider!

Barn World is proud to offer equine saddle pads, the top quality saddle pad and a must to properly fit your saddle to your horse.

The 100% wool equestrian saddle pad offers the best fit and comfort possible for you and your horse.  The saddle pads are designed to fit the shape of your horse’s back and is excellent at absorbing moisture and wicking it away from your horse.  This pad is an essential piece of tack that belongs at the top of your equestrian horse tack list.  Of all the saddlery tack available, it may be the most important to your horse for riding comfort.

5 Star saddle pads have a unique  two-piece construction that eliminates spinal pressure and improves saddle fit, that means no over-cinching.  they have a true French Curve back line and withers slope.  The equine saddle pads are specifically designed to fit the shape of your horse’s back:  Wither height and back line variance along with equine hip placement are given special attention to provide the best possible saddle pad fit that will conform to the shape of your horse.  This will make both horse and rider very happy.

The saddle pads are handmade in the United States and are all natural 100% wood felt.  They are soft, durable and offer easy clean-up.

For the best in saddle pad equine tack, visit Barn World at BarnWorld.com today!

Saddle Pads from Barn World: A saddle pad for every type of riding

Saddle Pads from Barn World:  A saddle pad for every type of riding

English wool saddle pads

No other saddle pad or saddle blanket is necessary with the 5 Star Contoured Saddle Pad. Double padding creates movement and slippage of the saddle pad and saddle. This slippage is usually compensated for by overcinching. The contoured fit of our pads means a limited need for cinching with minimal saddle movement. Square cut pads do not follow a horse’s back contour. This can cause injury.

Visit BarnWorld.com for all of your saddle pad needs.  Barn World carries everything from English saddle pad to extra thick contour saddle pads and everything in-between.

5 Star Equine Saddle Pads for all your riding needs

Barn World carries 5 Star Equine Saddle Pads for all your riding needs. 5 Star saddle pads offer the best protection for you horse’s back and are made from 100% Wool. The World’s Finest, All-Natural 100% Wool Contoured Pad are specially designed to fit the shape of your horse or mule’s back. Unique, two-piece construction eliminates spinal pressure and improves saddle fit – no over-cinching. The 5 Star Contoured Saddle Pad is the original Western contour pad with “a true French Curve backline and withers slope.” Special attention is given to wither height, backline variance and hip placement which results in a GREAT FITTING PAD that conforms to the shape of your horse or mule. This conscious effort in design has produced a pad that fits most breeds of horses and mules without “break-in” fitting.

PAD THICKNESS

1/2″ Under Pad Great for showing, reining, cutting or pleasure horses when you still need protection yet want to put a colorful blanket over the under pad for show purposes. 3/4″ Regular Pad An excellent all-around pad for those that need a daily exercise training pad and may also need to throw a blanket over for the show ring. 7/8″ Thick Pad The best all-around use pad recommended for trail riding, team penning, cutting, reining, and barrel racing. We can also cut the 3/4″ and 7/8″ pad in a 28″ length for barrel racing saddles. 1″ Extra Thick Pad Designed wih ranch work in mind, for roping, performance, colt starting or heading to the mountains with lots of gear. 1-1/8″ Supreme Roper Pad Specially engineered for team roping, calf roping, steer stopping and peformance.

EASY CLEAN-UP

Simply spray pad with water, rub soiled areas in a circular motion with fingers or a rubber curry comb and hang to dry. A gentle detergent may also be necessary. Do not lay flat on it’s back (upside down). With this reasonable care, pad will last 1500-2000 hours. 5 Star 100% Wool Felt Contoured Saddle Pads contain 90% virgin wool and 10% reworked wool giving your animal protection that will last 2,000+ hours with reasonable care. 5 Star’s felt has been made with heat, steam and pressure which eliminates any concerns about shrinkage or distortion as you begin to consider cleaning needs.

Care & Cleaning

  • Equipment: 5 Star Cleaning Sponge, Rubber Fingered Curry, Flat Rubber Curry
  • Prevent dirt and hair build-up on the under side of pad by brushing occasionally. This keeps old hair from trapping dirt & sweat, and embedding deep into the pad.
  • To remove embedded hair and dirt, rotate a dry 5 Star Cleaning Sponge in circular motion on dry pad. Wipe hair off sponge surface with your hand while cleaning pad.
  • For pads with heavy crusted sweat and dirt, break up areas with rubber fingered curry or scrape gently with a dull edged object being careful not to cut the felt. Use a vacuum to remove excess grime and loose material. A brush or a swift slap with your hand may also be used to sweep away dirt and hair.
  • Every 5 Star pad comes with a label that describes the basic method for cleaning and an all-natural dry-cleaning sponge!

    Visit BarnWorld.com today for all your equine, livestock equipment  and farm and ranch equipment needs.

    Saddle Pads from 5 Star Equine

    Barn World carries 5 Star Equine Saddle Pads for all your riding needs.

    5 Star saddle pads offer the best protection for you horse’s back and are made from 100% Wool.
    The World’s Finest, All-Natural 100% Wool Contoured Pad are specially designed to fit the shape of your horse or mule’s back. Unique, two-piece construction eliminates spinal pressure and improves saddle fit – no over-cinching.

    The 5 Star Contoured Saddle Pad is the original Western contour pad with “a true French Curve backline and withers slope.” Special attention is given to wither height, backline variance and hip placement which results in a GREAT FITTING PAD that conforms to the shape of your horse or mule. This conscious effort in design has produced a pad that fits most breeds of horses and mules without “break-in” fitting.

    The 1″ Extra Thick Saddle Pad is designed with ranch work in mind, roping, performance, colt starting or heading to the mountains with lots of gear.

    The 7/8″ Thick Saddle Pad is the best all-around use pad recommended for trail riding, team penning, cutting, reining, and barrel racing. The 3/4″ and 7/8″ pads are available in 28″ lengths for barrel racing saddles.

    The 3/4″ Regular Saddle Pad is an excellent all-around pad for those that need a daily exercise training pad and may also need to throw a blanket over it for the show ring.

    The English Saddle Pad is designed and shaped to conform to the back and English-type saddles for Show, Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Walking Horse, and Jockey. Every 5 Star pad comes with a label that describes the basic method for cleaning and an all-natural dry-cleaning sponge!

    Call Barn World at (720) 238-2190 or visit BarnWorld.com to browse our large selection of saddle pads and livestock equipment.