Hey everyone! As I mentioned at the end of last week’s article I mentioned I had been running behind in my reviews. I do apologize but here is the article that was supposed to be released LAST Sunday. The normal biweekly schedule will resume with next Sunday. With that out of the wat let’s begin! […]
Its taken me a while to get round to do a review of this. Mainly because I only use in the Autumn/ Winter and because I had a second pad that also liked and wasnt sure which to keep.
This is the black Comfort Plus. It has the same non slip sympanova underside as the Original pad. This type is contoured to fit.
The upper of this pad is actually a patented, breathable, synthetic suede. It is bonded to high density polymer and the seat area has an overlay of tuck and roll short nap fleece. This is very nice to ride on and secure, it isn’t slippery as some the cheaper versions on the market.
The straps with leather reinforced billets attach to the patented non-slip breathable girth. This features stainless steel roller buckles. It is thicker than the Original Best Friend girth and comes with loops to tuck in into.
Some people ask me what the difference is between the Thinline and this pad. The main difference is the seat. Thinline has a textured material for more grip, but I find the Comfort secure.
If your horse didn’t get on with the sympanova, I know a few people who have popped a half pad underneath. You can secure to the d rings on the pad to keep it all secure.
If I must have one niggle it’s probably due to the shape of the horse. I do find that the girth being straight ends up angled. I start of fine but it moves. This doesn’t affect the fit and the horse doesn’t fuss- trust me I would know!
I have owned the basic one of these for about five years, finally decided to sell as the pony size looked way too small on a horse.
Hacked out, jumped, done camp, had fun basically.🙂 It’s thin enough that you do not even notice it’s there, but it just gives you a little more comfort than totally bare. I wouldn’t have as a one off, but used regularly, so I justified the cost to myself 😉 Best Friend do a pony and horse size, but I think the horse size is just a bigger cinch that it comes with. Easy to clean.
Best Friend make a Western version and I believe the USA has a bigger range of colours than the UK. Comes in blue, red and green in the UK.
I am now the proud owner of a bareback saddle pad!! My Hubby bought it for me after my last post. Woo Hoo!!
This is what my new BB pad looks like, but in navy blue. There’s a water bottle holder on the other side.
I tried it out on Ava first. Let me preface this by saying I haven’t ridden bareback in well over a year, and that was back when I was in tip-top shape and had actual balance. Now, I’m way out of shape and have a definite lack of balance (I’m all over the dang place even in a saddle).
I was trepidatious about riding bareback even with a bareback pad. Ava has been rather naughty lately. Nothing too horrible, but she seems to think there are only two gears: speed-walking, or gallop. Anything else is met by a small tantrum. And Ava has decided that only Ava will…