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Circuit® by Dover Saddlery® Sheepskin Saddle Pad

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Circuit® by Dover Saddlery® Sheepskin Saddle Pad

The Dover Saddlery® Sheepskin Shaped Saddle Pad helps keep your horse's back comfortable. Sheepskin encourages air circulation and wicks moisture.

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Item #: X1-19479
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$198.95
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Saddle Pad Sizing
How to Choose a Shaped Pad
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The Dover Saddlery® Sheepskin Saddle Pad helps relieve pressure points and friction sores. Genuine sheepskin permits air to circulate, cushions to relieve pressure points and offers moisture and heat management. This shaped saddle pad is ideal for schooling or show with its classic quilted top and rolled sheepskin edge. Billet straps and girth loops keep it secure. Available in dressage and all-purpose styles.


Imported.


23" spine with trim, 17" without; 20" drop with trim, 17" without.
Shaped Saddle Pad Sizing
Curved to mimic the shape of a saddle, shaped fleece pads are available for jumping, all-purpose and dressage saddles. They can be made of genuine sheepskin or synthetic fleece.Size is usually determined by matching the pad to both the type of saddle and the seat size. (To measure the seat size, run a tape measure from one of the screw heads on the side of the pommel to the middle of the cantle.) You can also take the measurement of the saddle pad's spine and drop an apply those to your saddle. You want an even border of about two inches of saddle pad showing around the edge of your saddle. To achieve the perfect look for your particular saddle, you may want to try pads from different manufacturers.

All-Purpose "Square" Saddle Pad Sizing
Offered in sizes for horses and ponies, these all-purpose pads are suited to saddles designed for jumping. Take the spine measurement in consideration of the length of your saddle's panels front to back and the drop measurement in consideration of the length of your saddle's flaps. A pad should cover your horse's back under the saddle with a bit of pad visible in front of the pommel and behind the cantle. The amount of pad you see is up to your personal preference and the needs of your horse.

Note:  Using a Short Girth with a Monoflap Event Saddle
If you use a short girth with a Monoflap Event saddle, be sure you have at least three to four fingers' width between the top of the girth and the bottom of the saddle pad and saddle flap on both sides. If the girth comes to close to the edge of the saddle pad or flap, your horse's skin can be pinched.

Dressage Saddle Pad Sizing
Dressage pads are cut to fit the long, straight flaps of dressage saddles and are often contoured along the withers and topline. Take the spine measurement in consideration of the length of your saddle's panels front to back and the drop measurement in consideration of the length of your saddle's flaps. A pad should cover your horse's back under the saddle with a bit of pad visible in front of the pommel and behind the cantle. The amount of pad you see is up to your personal preference and the needs of your horse.

Note:  Using a Short Girth with a Dressage Saddle
If you use a short girth with your dressage saddle, be sure you have at least three to four fingers' width between the top of the girth and the bottom of the saddle pad and saddle flap on both sides. If the girth comes to close to the edge of the saddle pad or flap, your horse's skin can be pinched.

How to Choose a Shaped Pad
Shaped fleece pads, whether made of genuine sheepskin or synthetic fleece, are curved to mimic the shape of a saddle. They are available to fit jumping, all-purpose and dressage saddles; not every manufacturer offers every cut.

Shaped pads are available:
  • With both sides made of fleece (double-faced) for maximum cushioning.
  • With cotton quilting on the interior for close contact.
  • With cotton quilting on the interior and top for closest contact, with a rim of fleece around the top to help keep the saddle centered.
  • With grippy panels to help prevent slipping.

Size is usually determined by matching the pad to the type of saddle and seat size. (To measure a seat size, stretch a tape measure from the center of one of the screw heads on the side of the pommel to the middle of the cantle.)

You want a consistent border of about two inches of saddle pad showing around the circumference of your saddle. To achieve the perfect look for your particular saddle, you may want to try pads from different manufacturers.

For the show ring, most hunter riders use shaped pads in crisp white. Both synthetic fleece and genuine sheepskin pads are acceptable; consult your trainer for any preference.

The advantages of synthetic fleece pads include an economical price point and the ability to be machine washed with laundry detergent. The advantages of genuine sheepskin pads include the ability for the sheepskin fibers to mold to your horse's back and to naturally wick away moisture and increase air circulation.