Over the years I have said this to many of you… “the best protection for your horse back is a 100% Wool Saddle Pad with a channel down the spine to provide additional clearance, vent the heat and preventing sore backs and spine rubs” All of our saddle pads are made from F11 grade industrial pressed wool felt. Our wool felt pads are a 100% natural product that will remain soft and pliable while wicking moisture and heat away from your horse keeping you horse more comfortable while reducing saddle movement.
Have you ever seen a hatter clean and reshape a black felt cowboy hat? He does it with steam. When we place a well fitted saddle on your horse’s back, a 100% wool felt pad, and use that same pad on that same horse with the same saddle within 4 or 5 rides the horses’ body heat starts to mold that pad to a perfect fit. If there is a place that is a bit tight, or if your horse is a bit asymmetrical, within a few rides this pad molds itself to a perfect shape.
Crest Ridge Saddlery now makes our own line of wool felt saddle pads. Bringing production of saddle pads in-house allows us to insure consistent quality, customer service and offer our customers a superior product at lower cost. Our effort produces what we feel is the best saddle pad on the market today. The Crest Ridge Saddle Pad is a premium saddle pad designed for use with a single horse over time. These custom made pads feature a cut-out to provide additional clearance over the spine and are only available from Crest Ridge Saddlery.
The Crest Ridge Saddle Pad is durable, designed to last for 2,000 hours of hard riding. If you are riding 5-hours a week, this pad will last over 7 years. The Crest Ridge Saddle Pad is likely the last pad you will have to purchase for your gaited horse or mule.
Crest Ridge Saddle Pads are offered in 1/2", 3/4" and 1" thicknesses. All our saddle pads are 27.5" long (front to back along the spine) and 30.5 inches wide (not including the wear leathers). We offer each pad in grey (natural) and black. The black pads are a bit more expensive to account for the extra step of dying the wool.