Does my horse need a riser pad?

A riser pad (sometimes also called a lift-back or wedge pad) may be necessary if a horse, due to age or conformation, has a back that dips or declines noticeably behind the withers.

What is a rear riser pad for?

Riser Horse Pads – Front or rear use riser pads for horses to balance out your saddle. Riser pads can be used under all types of saddles.

Do I have to use a saddle pad?

The saddle pad or blanket provides a bit of extra cushioning between the saddle and the horse and helps the saddle stay clean. Without a pad or blanket, a saddle will sit directly on the horse, where it will absorb sweat and pick up dirt from the horse’s back.

How do you use a saddle riser pad?

How Use Riser Pads for an English Saddle – YouTube

What is a saddle riser pad?

Riser pads are used to balance out saddles which tilt too far forwards or backwards on a horse’s back. This can give the rider more balance and even out the pressure on the horse’s back so it is not all focused on the wrong spot.

Why does my saddle keep slipping?

Saddle slipping can happen for several reasons. Poor saddle fit, a loose girth, a lame horse (Fun Fact: On a lame horse the saddle will slip to the side with the lameness), or even uneven irons can be the culprit. Despite the hazard that a slipping saddle poses to rider safety, there are some easy fixes.


Videos

How to Measure Your Horse for a Changeable Gullet Saddle with GFS | HorseandRider UK

Western Saddle Pad Fitting

How to measure your saddle for a 5 Star Pad!


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