What makes your saddle pad so important? Sometimes we are so caught up in finding the perfect fitting saddle we forget about the equipment bridging the gap between your horse’s back and your tack. A quality saddle pad properly disperses the weight and pressure as well as absorbs the shock from impact during your ride. A saddle pad can drastically impact your horse’s comfort – for better or worse – throughout your ride. No matter how well your saddle fits, a quality pad can make all the difference in your horse’s performance and recovery.
Sedelogic Saddle Pads are created with this at front of mind.
“In conjunction with renowned veterinary universities throughout Europe, Dr. Jerome Stokkermans created the Sedelogic product line to achieve significant and verifiable improvements to the welfare and performance of horses in high-impact sport disciplines. As an owner of an equine veterinary practice in Heerlen (The Netherlands) for more than 15 years, Dr. Stokkermans was confronted with countless performance problems often associated with significant pain in the horse’s back, which lead him to perform a thorough investigation of the back, the saddle and the pad.”Vitafloor.com
Let’s dig into the lineup of Sedelogic Pads and the different level of support provided by each.
Any Horse, Any Discipline
The Sedelogic 2-Ply All Purpose Half Pad is lightweight and suitable for all English disciplines. It is breathable, washable, and quick drying. But even better, this pad provides a comfortable fit even if your saddle doesn’t perfectly fit. It has shock-absorbing layers that are highly compressive under the saddle. The compressibility yields a better fit, improved comfort, and superior pressure relief. The shape and material of the pad also allow airflow underneath to keep it cool throughout the ride.
Take Away: This all-around half pad is an excellent option for training barns with multiple horses riding under the same saddles.
Compensating for Conformation Problems
The Sedelogic Orthopedic Pad is similar to the half pad in its versatility between horses and disciplines. But this design caters to more sensitive horses. Both younger and older horses can have sensitive backs due to poorly developed back muscles. This creates a barrier in their training or performance capabilities. The Ortho pad consists of three shock-absorbing layers – one in the front, two in the middle, and three in the back. The strategic layering creates a lift towards the cantle. In addition to relieving pain, soreness, and sensitivity, the design improves your saddle fit.
Take Away: This pad is an excellent option for high-withered or upright horses. The Reverse Ortho Pad offers the same, but with the extra layer at the front to create lift under the cantle for downhill or croup-high conformation. Aside from the lift, the orthopedic pads are the same shape and materials as the 2-Ply with the same quality benefits.
Fully Customizable Comfort
If your horse’s conformation or back-soreness problems aren’t as simple as compensating for high withers or croup-high, then the S-Curve Breathable Half Pad is here to solve your problems. This lightweight half-pad suits any discipline and is breathable and highly shock-absorbing. The “s” curve at the front gives movement freedom to the shoulders and provides comfort for the withers. At the back of the pad is a moldable thermoplast layer that you can heat and shape exactly as you need to fit your horse under your saddle. Reshape the pad as needed as your horse’s body changes or to fit a different horse.
Take Away: This pad is like none other on the market – fully customizable and re-moldable for horses with asymmetries, difficult to fit, or highly sensitive due to issues such as kissing spine.
Something for Every Discipline
While the previously mentioned pads lean heavily in the English disciplines, Sedelogic pads are also available in both Western and Dressage specific designs to fit the unique needs of each discipline.
The Dressage Options
Option 1: The lightweight, full-size Dressage Saddle Pad is engineered to provide your horse with saddle and performance-related pressure relief and shock absorption. Its breathable, washable design features a 2 ply seat and 1 ply side panels. Its contoured design provides the support you need for your horse.
Option 2: The Dressage Contoured Saddle Pad is a lightweight pad engineered to provide your horse with saddle and performance-related pressure relief and shock absorption. Its breathable, washable design features a 2 ply seat and 1 ply side pannels to absorb shock. Its contoured design provides the support you need for your horse.
Take away: The Dressage Saddle Pad and Dressage Contoured Saddle Pad both provide your horse with saddle and performance-related pressure relief and shock absorption. The size and shape are the only difference in engineering between the two pads.
The Western Option
The Orthopedic Western Saddle Pad is designed specifically to provide support and comfort to both Western and Endurance horses. This full-sized pad provides shock absorption and pressure relief during activity and is made of breathable material that helps fight moisture buildup during exercise and competition. It’s also machine-washable and dries quickly.
Take Away: A full-sized, 3-ply option that provides shock absorption and pressure relief during the most rigorous activities.
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