These are Barefoot Shims- the pale colour. I actually bought two and cut one in half. The thinking behind that, I was only needing to support the front and I didn’t need the lift the whole saddle. If that idea failed I had a spare set! It worked.
Now I am not suggesting everyone goes and cuts these in half. However the cost of buying an insert specifically for the front or back can cost the same as the whole pad, it was just an idea. Up to you if you trial and error that idea.
The black is rubber and I do not recall who this is by, it could be the Barefoot rubber but it arrived that short so it might even be a rear lift. ( if you turn them over they fit the front, a temporary solution)
What do you guys use let me know. Do you make your own, if yes where from. I could add to the links for others.
I know the Libra Saddle brand has ceased, but because I get messsges asking about it, I wondered where else it could be found.
It is possible that the following saddles could be from the same manufacturers. The saddles in the photo look like they are trying to be the original Hackabout/ Explorer.
But the Status is probably the nearest. This is in Australia and comes with the original zip to remove the pommel and cantle insert.
Due to age and circumstances.
Reviews still welcomed from this brand.
This was released last year by the looks of it. Only one review on their website.
Adjustable seat and knee rolls. Anti rub material to the outside leg panels. Will be the usual beautiful quality as expected from this brand.
Marketed as a bareback pad and to use stirrups. My personal thoughts are to avoid the stirrups altogether.
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