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

Horse handling for new Horse Owners: A general blog from the Health Hoof

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A general guide for horse handling for new owners – a post from the Healthy Hoof blog.

 

At Barn World, we offer a lot of great livestock products and everything from cattle guards, hay feeders, feed bins and saddle pads.  When discussing the large array of available products with customers, we sometimes lose sight of the fact that a lot of our customers are new to caring for and interacting with livestock, horses and poultry.  As such, I thought I’d include some general posts for those who are new to caring for and owning animals.

If you’d like to share your ideas or comments please feel free and you may always contact Barn World at Sales@BarnWorld.com or call 720-238-2190.

 

 

Recently I came across a good general information blog post from the Healthy Hoof.    It’s a general post, but provides a great initial outline and tips for interacting with your horse.

Horse handling for new horse owners

Even in today’s economy (or maybe because of it), new horse owners pop up every day. An inexperienced client will often purchase an inexperienced horse. It can be a challenge to teach both owner and horse techniques that ensure the safety and cooperation for everyone involved, but also very rewarding to be able to start with a “fresh” owner and essentially create the perfect client/professional relationship.

Did you know that farriers interact with more horses than veterinarians, and even horse trainers? Due to the cyclical nature of hoof care, and horses’ impeccable memories, it is beneficial for me as a hoof care professional to form trusting relationships with my clients’ horses. Horses remember positive and negative experiences, and negative experiences can never be completely erased. This is one reason it is imperative that horse owners choose their hoof care professionals carefully.

I’ve put together a list of basic horse handling techniques below, with a focus on holding a horse for a farrier or trimmer. Many of the techniques also apply to holding your horse for the veterinarian or other equine professionals. These techniques are based on logic, common sense, and my own experiences as a hoof care professional.

It is my hope that these tips will help prevent some foreseeable accidents and possibly save some lives.

Use appropriate and properly fitted tack.
I prefer a rope halter with at least a 12 foot lead. A longer lead may be necessary for a young or green horse, because it can be used to move the horse around should groundwork training come into play. A rope halter is gentle, but uncomfortable if a horse leans into it, unlike standard wide nylon or leather halters. Rope halters are especially effective when working with pushy horses.

Ask your horse to focus on the task at hand.
Encourage him to relax by petting him softly (but not with a brush in the middle of shedding season!). Do not distract your horse with treats or hay, because he may forget that someone is handling his hooves. Feeding horses also causes body weight to shift a lot (especially if they are reaching for a treat), which makes it difficult for your farrier to balance under him. Treats are okay as rewards for good behavior, but the timing must be right.

If a horse misbehaves, correct it, but give warning to your farrier beforehand.
One of the most effective maneuvers for correcting a horse is backing him up – with energy. This does not mean pushing him back with all of your strength, but asking/insisting that the horse back up with your body language. Pushy, dominant, or spoiled horses can be taken down a notch or two by using this technique. It also redirects the horse’s focus back to you and your farrier.

When working on front feet, stand on the opposite side of the horse’s head, facing your farrier and horse at a 45-degree angle.
If you stand facing your horse, your farrier may have difficulty maneuvering around you, or you could be struck by an overly exuberant horse. Stand in a position where you are able to observe your horse’s body language and warn your farrier of behavior that may indicate a dangerous situation. Be aware of the surroundings, and keep children and pets away from the work area.

When working on hind feet, stand on the same side of the horse as your farrier.
Keep the horse’s head slightly tilted towards you so that he can see you and your farrier easily. Keep your horse from turning his head the opposite direction as this will shift his weight onto the hind foot that is off the ground. Your farrier’s back will thank you for this!

When walking or trotting out your horse for gait analysis, keep your horse on a loose lead.
Avoid pulling on your horse’s head as it affects his weight distribution and gait. Give your horse at least 3 feet of lead rope. Teach your horse to trot with you as the trot is a common gait used for identifying lameness and gait abnormalities. A flat, smooth surface where the horse can be walked or trotted in a straight line or circle is desirable in these situations.

I hope this information will prove beneficial for horse owners and equine health professionals. Please feel free to post additional tips as comments, and share/print this article as long as it is credited/linked back to this site.

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

Saddle pad overview video

BarnWorld.com

 

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 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.

English Saddle Pads from Barn World – 5 Stars best English saddle pad

5 Star 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.

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.

Horse Tack Room Organizers – organize your tack with Barn World’s tack room organizers!

It’s time to organize your tack room!

Have you put off the cleaning your tack room desperately needs?  You can easily get organized with the great tack products from Barn World.


You can do it all with the complete tack rack made from 14 gauge 2″ square steel tubing.  This incredibly versatile rack holds:

  • 10 pads or blankets
  • 10 headstalls or reins
  • AND 6 saddles
  • Or try the Space Saver tack room organizer.  This organizer takes up minimal space while holding all of you tack:

  • 10 pads or blankets
  • 4 headstalls/halters or reins
  • 4 saddles
  • Takes up minimal space!
  • We also carry a wide selection of saddle racks for getting your saddles off the floor or shelves and keep them from getting marked up while mixed up with your other tack.   We even have a selection of the popular adjustable saddle rack!

    Too many bridles getting tangled up and marked up while shuffled around in your tack room?  Try keeping them neat and organized with our bridle racks.

    For saddle blankets, we offer saddle blanket racks.  The saddle blanket rack and saddle pad rack offer many options for organizing your tack room.

    For all of your tack room organizing needs, Barn World can help.  Visit our  website at BarnWorld.com today to view our wide selection of tack roomfarm and ranch supplies, and livestock supplies.

    Organize Your Tack Room

    It’s time to organize your tack room!

    Have you put off the spring cleaning your tack room desperately needs?  You can easily get organized with the great tack products from Barn World.

    You can do it all with the complete tack rack made from 14 gauge 2″ square steel tubing.  This incredibly versatile rack holds:

  • 10 pads or blankets
  • 10 headstalls or reins
  • AND 6 saddles
  • Or try the Space Saver tack room organizer.  This organizer takes up minimal space while holding all of you tack:

  • 10 pads or blankets
  • 4 headstalls/halters or reins
  • 4 saddles
  • Takes up minimal space!
  • We also carry a wide selection of saddle racks for getting your saddles off the floor or shelves and keep them from getting marked up while mixed up with your other tack.   We even have a selection of the popular adjustable saddle rack!

    Too many bridles getting tangled up and marked up while shuffled around in your tack room?  Try keeping them neat and organized with our bridle racks.

    For saddle blankets, we offer saddle blanket racks.  The saddle blanket rack and saddle pad rack offer many options for organizing your tack room.

    For all of your tack room organizing needs, Barn World can help.  Visit our  website at BarnWorld.com today to view our wide selection of tack room, farm and ranch supplies, and livestock supplies.