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.

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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.

 

All the pretty things!

This pad would be too padded for me, but read this bloggers lovely product.

audrey & saphira

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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.

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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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Do Not Buy Cheap Treeless Saddles

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 Takent I

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.