What is the purpose of a cut back saddle pad?

What is the purpose of a cut back saddle pad?

The saddle pad uses Alfa Gel that is extremely soft and cushioning. The saddle pad keeps your horse’s back relaxed and comfortable. The cut-back design of the saddle helps to reduce the wither pressure. This saddle pad ensures a comfortable experience for both, the rider and the horse.

What is a cut back saddle?

The cutback saddle is an English saddle specifically designed for the saddle seat rider and with gaited horses. The cutback saddle’s benefit is the freedom of movement it provides to higher withered gaited horses. In a cutback saddle, the front of the pommel cut open in a U shape, normally 1½ inches to 4 inches.

What is the blanket under a saddle called?

The terms saddle blanket, saddle pad (or numnah), and saddle cloth refer to blankets, pads or fabrics inserted under a saddle. These are usually used to absorb sweat, cushion the saddle, and protect the horse’s back. The most blanket-like style is associated with the American-style western saddle.

How long should my saddle pad be?

As a general guideline, it is best to add about 3” to the length of your saddle (front to back) to find the correct size pad. A pad that is too small will provide insufficient coverage, while a pad that is too large may impede motion.

What is a cutback swell saddle?

Cutback saddles have an opening cut into the pommel to give more room in the wither area. A cutback saddle brings the sloped side of the pommel closer to the rider, which may mean you’ll need a different-size saddle to fit you.

What is a close contact saddle?

Close Contact Saddles The Close Contact saddle is also called a Hunt Seat or Forward Seat saddle. They are designed for riders that participate in foxhunting, show jumping, hunt seat equitation, stadium, and cross-country events.

Why do people use two saddle pads?

In order not to dull the horse, trainers are using double pads to “mute” the extra noises of riders seats and upper legs so the horses can stay responsive. Trainers are having students ride with an extra ThinLine basic pad on days they are not under the watchful eye of their instructor.

Can you wash a saddle blanket?

A blanket you use regularly can be washed in a tub of cold water every 60 to 90 days. (Do not machine wash.) For thorough cleaning, let it soak in cold water for at least an hour. Brush the damp blanket (whether it’s hanging or spread out) with a soft to medium horse brush, then turn it over and brush the other side.