What does a Wither Relief Pad do?

This saddle pad is ideal for a horse with high withers and is adjustable so it can fit a horse over a lifetime. The Impact Gel is shaped and placed strategically to reduce pressure points caused by the bars of the saddle.

Does a wither pad go under the saddle pad?

Designed to fit under your saddle and over your horse’s withers to effectively redistribute the rider’s weight along your horse’s back.

Where do you place the wither pad?

Place the saddle on the horse’s bare back (no pad). There should be two to three fingers space between the top of the wither and the gullet of the saddle. If you can fit your whole hand (vertically) between the bottom of the gullet and the wither, the tree is probably too narrow.

What is a high wither saddle pad?

High Wither Saddle Pads are designed to give your horse extra clearance over the the withers, providing additional comfort and preventing rubbing. These saddle pads are high quality and stylish, an excellent addition to your horses wardrobe.

What is the point of a half pad?

Correction half pads primary purposes are to aid in saddle fitting. They are equipped with special pockets on the top section of the pad to allow the addition of “shims” to the pad. Shims are additional inserts that make the half pad thicker to fill in gaps between the saddle and the horses back.

What’s the point of a half pad?

Half pads are used for shock absorption A half pad can be used for multiple purposes. Some people use it to absorb shocks during riding. It also minimizes the impact of the saddle and the pressure of the rider. This offers a lot of comfort to the withers and spine which makes it easier for the horse to move around.

Are half pads good for horses?

The benefits of a half pad are not only for the horse but also for the rider. It absorbs shocks from jumping to doing piaffe, this makes half pads suitable for every discipline and every rider. The shock-absorbing function will also relieve the spine of the rider and has many other ergonomic benefits.