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Freeform Bareback Pad, Evolution Light Pro Contact

I haven’t heard of these before so not sure how long they have been around.

Translated from German. It looks to be available in suede or leather. Can be ordered in various colours and comes with a standard or cut back front. Flat stirrup bars and d rings front and back.

The pad has the Y girthing system with a stabilizing and cushioning soft foam core inside. Non slip sympanova underside, with two velcro strips for optional paneling. These are sold separately, the upholstery of the panels can be customized.

Waiting for permission to add photos of this product.

Startrekk Saddle Question

I am not 100% familiar with this range. So I welcome any input readers may have to the following query.

Startrekk Dressage.

My changeable pommel is D3 –
I have completely no idea what width it is (in cm) – could you please
explain it to me please? Gullets for this saddle are defined as
Gullet: K1, K2, K3, K4, K5. There is no “D” as in my saddle… I’ve
got problems also with ascertainment, if this one (D3) is suitable for
my horse. I don’t want it to be too wide or too narrow.

My last question is about the small plastic elements hidden between panels
and seat. I’ve never seen anything like this in regular saddles. Could
you please tell me how to properly use them? Can I remove them and if so
– what then will happened?

 

 

Baloun Bareback Pad

There are various dealers for this pad.

The Trekking pad and Profi pad have the inclusion of a seat. The seat supports the lumber section of the riders back and they have two designs offering this.

Material. The upper  is a The upper material is from non slip velour leather and the bottom of the pad is made of a foam and with a special textile material resistant to the horse’s sweat, as well as in our riding pads. The pad is also perforated velour leather and the underside a perforated foam textile. Non stirrup design. No pad needed underneath, fits straight to the house.

They also have non seat designs with gel or just a basic. It comes in children’s and adult sizes. These pads are measured similar to a treed saddle. It is nice to see a company offering size options up to an 18″ seat as some pads are just way too long.

Rainlegs New Colour- Reflective

I have the original black with the reflective closure.

They have introduced a reflective pair that shines up in-car headlights. Ideally I don’t plan to be out riding if it’s that dark but on dull days the light grey will show up better than my current black, in combination with the other hi viz garments.

 

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The weather is so changeable in an hour this will be a good addition to your wardrobe. These are great if you are likely to get caught in a light shower and as they are wind proof it keeps your legs that bit warmer.

Available from Amazon and some ebay sellers.

 

USA Western Bareback Pad- brand unknown

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If anyone has an idea who made this please let me know. It was purchased from a seller in New York but it may or may not have started out in the states.

It is 22″ in length with a nice straight cut front. It has a sympanova type non slip base and a herculon top with Black Southwest/Nevada pattern. The top gives you a fairly secure feel to it. Lightly padded so ideal for those slightly rounder, plump cob steeds as it doesn’t remove your leg from them.

Optional fittings to add stirrups that I don’t like seeing on these products. Didn’t even attempt to use these.

Western latigo with rings requiring you to use a cinch knot as oppose to allowing you to add a standard buckle cinch. Nylon strap. This is the one big thing that let’s this pad down. Having those rings there ended up being underneath my leg. This is going to depend on your height and what you are riding but this was a reason to let this pad go.

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