These are useful should you wish to change your set up. You can convert either way, English to western or Western to English. Usually these retail at about £30 and can be located directly from Cashel or various worldwide stockists.
I came across this company in Australia. Natural Horse World
They stock girth converters to allow you to change the western fitting to English fittings. This can work with any bareback pad. Up until now I had only discovered Cashel. I will be adding this to the useful links.
The ride on physio pads now come in more colours. Petrol, berry and royal blue.
I do not know which countries are stocking the new colours, so please contact Barefoot direct.
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.
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.
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.
This is a review by Martha who uses these pads on her Freisians.
This pad would be too padded for me, but read this bloggers lovely product.
I love equi-shopping! I’m sure most equestrians and horse lovers alike can vouch for that one. While my clothing is growing more holes each year my horse is enjoying her new sidepull bride, Barefoot Physio Bareback pad and her ex$pen$ive Hemp Oil supplement (more on that later). Maybe we could all just oogle at these gorgeous details on this sidepull bridle from Knavish Designs.
You may remember I posted this gorgeous thing on my holiday wishlist and I think you could call this an early birthday present for Saphira. Mary Anne at Knavish Designs was helpful, collaborative and open to suggestions. I asked if I could incorporate a ring on the noise piece for light academic exercises and she was more than happy to accommodate! The attention to detail and practicality is amazing and I couldn’t be more pleased. Saphira and I will be continuing her training in this! (Click…
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These are being launched in July.
Available in black only with a narrower twist.