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.
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.
It’s not often that I feel compelled to warn readers of the volume of cheap saddles on the market currently.
EBay appears to be attracting numerous sellers from India selling saddles that are better suited to a rocking horse.
They are often poorly made, glued in places or with poor stitching. The stirrup bars might not be symmetrical. The leather is slippery and sometimes hard. The saddle may even collapse in the centre if you use it. The complete package can include buckles that do not fit and render the leathers and girth useless. People usually sell on as used once, tried on doesn’t fit.
The only budget range treeless that I recommend is the Libra saddle range from Libra Equestrian. I have reason to believe this brand has no current stockist for the saddle. They will pop up second hand though.
Trekker Talent I
I bought a trekker talent I off of Ebay about 4 years ago for a youngster that I was backing. Initially I found that it slipped about a bit but after trying many girths I settled for a swung girth from equine whispers and a haf pad. The saddle is literally like sitting on an armchair and extremely comfortable. At one time I fancied a change and bought a torsion saddle which although was very comfortable I found that with the equitex pad I had very little contact with my horse ( a very round fjord!). Fortunately I had not sold the trekker so we went back to that one.