Half Pads and Riser Pads
It’s always important to consider the comfort of your horse when fitting them out for riding. Some horses require extra cushioning and support than cannot be achieved with just a single saddle pad. This is where a half saddle pad comes in handy. Half pads are smaller than regular saddle pads and designed to fit under the saddle. They are used together with saddle pads to provide more cushioning and support.
Some half pads are designed to account for the differing physiques of horses. 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. To determine if a riser pad is necessary for your horse, place the saddle on their back without a pad and observe if there is a significant difference in height between the pommel and the cantle. If so, a riser pad is the ideal way to level out the saddle.
Buy a Saddle Riser Pad or Half Saddle Pad from Horseland
Horses undergoing physical changes such as weight gain or weight loss are perfect candidates for half pads which can provide a temporary solution for a saddle which doesn’t fit quite right at first but will after the horse has changed. There are also horses with slight irregularities which can be accounted for with a half saddle pad or saddle riser pad.
As Australia’s leading horse product supplier, Horseland aims to meet the needs of any horse or rider. We carry half pads and riser pads to suit the specific physique of your horse. Our pads come in different sizes and are made by trusted brands including Nexgen, Roma and Weatherbeeta. These pads promise a comfortable ride for you and your horse.
Horseland’s range of products includes:
- The Nexgen Half Pad: Made with grippers which hold the saddle firmly in place and padded to provide comfort and support.
- The Weatherbeeta Memory Foam Comfort Half Pad: This anti-slip half pad boasts great shock absorption and even pressure distribution. It is also soft, breathable, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and quick drying.
- The Roma Gel Anti-slip Half Pad: A clear gel pad which prevents the saddle from slipping.
- The Roma Lite Deluxe Adjustable Riser Pad: A lightweight pad with removable inserts at the front and rear to help balance out the saddle.
Find the perfect fit for your horse at Horseland and enjoy a comfortable ride that is easy on them.
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Horseland is the nation’s leading horse product supplier and offers quality gear for both horses and riders. With over 50 stores across Australia and nationwide support we can help meet your riding needs wherever you are in the country.
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