This pony bareback pad adds a little cushion and a lot of extra grip to help make bareback riding a little more comfortable for horse and rider.
Bareback pads help young riders develop better balance and core muscle strength, but has an advantage over bareback riding in that a bareback pad helps prevent pressure points between the horse's spine and the rider's seatbones. Many of the therapeutic and developmental benefits of riding, which are useful to even healthy riders, are maximized when equipment is minimized.
For safety, since this pad is not a saddle and does not include a tree to stabilize it over the horse's back, this bareback riding pad does not include stirrups. A leather grip strap is attached to the front of the pad to help a rider stabilize themselves. D rings are included, allowing the addition of a breastcollar for more stability or the addition of saddle bags for extra storage on the trail.
Spine cut on a contour, which helps prevent slipping
Orthopedic felt core
15 1/2" drop ( 31" all the way across )
23" length measurement from front to back
22" Girth with billets to adjust.
Fleece bottom with "Comfort Grip" panels - a breathable grippy material
Cordura Fabric Top
D rings for breastcollar
Includes fleece girth.
This item is unlike any tack you've probably ever seen in a modern day tack store- It's Made in the USA! We think you will immediately notice the quality and durability that comes from American manufacturing. This product is custom made to order and may require 2-3 weeks to ship