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 poorly muscled backs. Suitable also for older horses.
Most bareback pads or riding cushions can be harmful 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 makes the pad non-slip, while the upper side is made of microfiber. The upper ensures good grip for riders, even at speed. The horse-friendly girthing has patches with 100% sheep fleece on the underside. This stabilizes the girthing, and doesn't irritate your horse's coat along the side. The pad can be used with any dressage style girth. The dressage girth is not included so you can choose the correct length for your horse.
The design of the pad incorporates a sturdy nylon grab handle, and D-rings for attaching bags
Size S = Length: 51 cm, Length of flap: 49 cm
Size L = 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 inserts before washing. Do NOT put it in the dryer.