Written by Liv Godfrey, Senior Editor.
So lately I’ve been looking at half pads to put under my custom CWD. Ogilvy was too thick, and Thinline was great, but I wanted more cushion for the baby launches that tend to occur over fences with my 5 year old. So, I opted for the EquiFit T-Form Non-Slip Saddle Pad. I absolutely adore EquiFit. Their products are top of the line quality, and the customer service is outstanding. EquiFit products form to your horse and absorb shock with its impact absorbing electric blue memory foam (covered with black material, of course.)
When I first put this pad on my horse it was a bit stiff. EquiFit products are temperature sensitive so I keep my pad in my warm car in the winter. When I get to the barn and by the time i’m ready to tack up,
I take it out of my car and toss it on my horse. My custom CWD has plenty of room to spare and sits nicely on my horse’s back. The pad keeps its center of balance even though my horse still has a baby’s’ hunter’s bump. She’s also a little more downhill than others.
I feel really steady riding in this pad, and it’s easy to sit to my horse’s canter. The pad compresses where it’s needed and keeps me steady but also absorbs any shock that comes through my horse’s back.
This pad is no
n-slip and easy to clean. You can wipe it down with a baby wipe, Wet One, or a damp cloth. This pad comes in white and black and is
very professional looking. There are two different thickness options, but I ordered the standard because of my saddle (It is for sale on Amazon for $182.70 and SmartPak for between $203.00 and 220.00 [without SmartPerks applied]). The pad is a little pricey, but totally worth it especially if you have a custom saddle and don’t want your saddle fit to be altered, but still want support.
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