Riding without a saddle is now possible without harming your horse!
The Barefoot® ‘Ride-on-Pad’ Physio has a special, paddable, velcroed-on underside. It comes with 2 different sets of shims (Rubber Foam and soft PU Foam) which can be inserted into the underside of the pad. The shims ensure spinal clearance and additional protection of the horse’s back.
We therefore recommend the Barefoot® ‘Ride-on-Pad’ Physio for:
• older horses
• horses with visible spinal processes and badly muscled backs
• heavy riders
• extremely slim riders
Most bareback pads or riding cushions are rather bad for the horse and cause discomfort rather than comfort, because the girth runs directly across the back and distributes all pressure onto one, maybe two spinous processes.
The Barefoot® ‘Ride-on-Pad’ Physio has a v-girthing which distributes the pressure along the entire pad. We deliberately decided against stirrup attachments as standing in stirrups would lead to pressure points.
The Barefoot® ‘Ride-on-Pad’ Physio is padded with high density foam in alternating thickness and is very stable on the horse’s back due to the Sympanova material on the underside. The upper side is made from microfibre which ensures good grip for the rider even at speed.The girthing is stabilized by patches, which have real sheep wool on the underside so the girthing does not irritate the coat along the horse’s side. We recommend the use in combination with either the Mattes asymmetric girth or the Barefoot® sheepskin girth.
• D-rings to attach bags
• grab handle made from sturdy nylon
• horse friendly girthing
• non-slip, paddable underside with Sympanova
• complete with 2 sets of shims
• good for older horses
Colours: black, brown, cognac, silver grey, green