Treeless Saddle Pads
Choice of pads is more important with treeless saddles than conventional saddles - to provide stability, cooling, and full protection of the horse’s spine and loin area. Whether you ride endurance, english, dressage, long distance, trail or western, you'll find a full line of the best treeless pads in the industry - from Freeform, Skito & HAF. Pads can be purchased with many options to best suit your riding discipline and address different concerns, such as high withered or short back horses. Some pads can be purchased with Velcro openings. These allow the option to replace standard foam if more support or weight distribution is necessary, or perhaps add inserts, such as shims for problem areas. Other pads are constructed with materials that allow body heat to escape and to wick moisture from the horse. See our tips for choosing your treeless saddle pad below - and please contact us at 540-271-4577 with any questions - we're here to help!
Choosing Your Treeless Saddle Pad
Looking for the right pad for you and your horse? Not just any ordinary pad will work. What is needed is to fit the correct saddle to the horse and the rider. How we do this? We look at the horses back, conformation, riders weight and height, and the riding goals. All this plays a huge part in picking the correct pad. The correct pad will:
- Create a gullet over the horses spine.
- Fit the horse's wither, or lack of.
- Address any dips in the back or hollowness behind the shoulder.
- Distribute the riders weight.
Please keep this in mind when looking for your treeless saddle pad. We are happy to help you choose the correct pad to take you the distance.
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