The fundamental purpose of horse saddle pads is to provide a thin layer of cushioning between the horse’s back and its saddle. A saddle pad protects against friction caused by the saddle rubbing against the horse, and it helps protect the saddle by absorbing some of the horse’s perspiration. The exterior of many saddle pads is typically made of a durable, washable fabric blend, such as cotton with polyester fibers, quilted over a thin layer of poly fill. Depending on the materials used to construct the saddle pad and its specific design features, it can offer much more functionality as well. A saddle pad made from moisture-wicking materials, such as natural sheepskin, bamboo blends or high-tech fabrics, can draw perspiration away from the horse to help prevent back muscles from overheating.
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The Rider’s by Dover Saddlery Contoured Pad is ideal for schooling. Shaped along the topline for comfort and a secure fit, this A/P saddle pad features attractive 3/4" mini diamond quilting.
The Fleeceworks™ Half pad with Rolled Edge reduces saddle pressure. Made with Merino sheepskin for an ideal bulk/benefit ratio and moisture management, this half pad has cross elastic panels along the top to eliminate wither and spine pressure.
The Ultra ThinLine® Sheepskin Half Pad features an open-cell foam in a multi-layer honeycomb matrix that distributes shock, weight and heat laterally along the half pad. Molds to the horse's back while you are riding to create a custom fit. Anti-fungal and antimicrobial.
The Roma® Ecole Star Quilted All-Purpose Pad is a quality pad with a fun star design. Available in lots of colors, this pad is easy to personalize with a monogram!
The Dover Double-Faced Luxo-Fleece pad is our most popular pad. Strongly stitched with double faces of our exclusive 27 oz. polyester shearling fleece for maximum cushioning, wicking and air circulation. Contoured shape for comfort and fit, a great show ring ready look!