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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

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

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.

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.

Tack room organizers – bridle racks, saddle blanket racks and more

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 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.