What are Western saddle pads 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. It is usually made of wool, cotton, or synthetic fabrics with similar characteristics.
How thick should western saddle pads be?
If you and your gear together weigh more than 200 lbs., you should get at least a 7/8″ pad, but a 1″ would be better. What kind of terrain will you be riding on? If you regularly ride over mountainous or hilly areas, again, you want at least a 7/8″ thick pad, but 1″ would be better.
How expensive is a saddle pad?
For a single dressage pad, you’re looking at $510 or more. But the most expensive is the Doudou Shock Absorbing Pad that retails for an eye-watering $730 each.
How do you know what size saddle pad you need?
To determine the best size, measure the length of your saddle and add 2 to 3 inches to that length. We are here to answer any questions you may have about fitting your horse to the correct pad.
Which Western saddle pad is best?
Best Western Saddle Pads for Trail Riding
|Professional’s Choice SMX Air Ride Anza Wool Pad||All horses All trail levels||Mid-range|
|Weaver Leather Contour Pad||All horses All trail levels Light trail use||Lower-end|
|SaddleRight Western Square Pad||All horses All trail levels||High-end plus lifetime guaranty|
What are the different types of saddle pads?
Saddle pads come in a variety of material choices. Fleece and cotton are two of the most popular choices because of their wicking capabilities. The fleece may be synthetic or can be actual sheepskin or wool. Cotton and synthetic fleece pads are typically less expensive and are easy to care for.