Barefoot Physio Ride-On Bareback Pad Nature
Barefoot Physio Ride-On Bareback Pads Nature features added comfort and support for the rider! As with all Barefoot products it also provides back protection for your horse. It incorporate a special section underneath for optional foam shim inserts. This section is attached with Velcro® and the pad is provided with 2 different sets of shims. One is rubber foam and the other is soft PU foam. This pad offers great Physio properties and a saddle-less ride that won't harm your horse. Inserting the shims give additional protection to your horse's back and ensures clearance from the spine. Specifically recommended for very slender riders and heavy riders. Also for horses that have visible spinal processes and badly muscled backs. Suitable also for older horses. Recommended for ponies 13hh and taller.
Most bareback pads or riding cushions can be bad for a horse, causing discomfort. Usually caused by their girths running directly across the back, which distributes all pressure into one or possibly two spinous processes. This Barefoot Physio Ride-On Bareback Pad has V-girthing which works to distribute pressure along the entire pad. Also, there are no stirrup attachments, as pressure points would occur when standing in stirrups.
The Ride-On pad's high density foam padding in alternate thicknesses is extremely stable on your horse's back. The properties of the Sympanova material on the pad's underside, underneath the seat area, makes the pad non-slip. The upper side is made of natural sheep wool and ensures good grip and comfort for riders. Under the flaps is a natural wool felt material. The pad can be used in combination with any dressage style girth. The dressage style girth is not included so you can choose the correct size for your horse.
The design of the pad incorporates a sturdy nylon grab handle, and D-rings for attaching bags
Size S = English saddle size 16'5"/Western 14.5" (Length: 51 cm, Length of flap: 49 cm)
Size L = English saddle size 17-18"/ Western 16" (Length: 59 cm, Length of flap: 58 cm)
Clean the pad with a damp cloth or a soft brush.
If very dirty it can be washed in the washing machine on gentle cycle. Remove foam inserts before washing. Do NOT put it in the dryer.