High quality dressage saddle pad with sheepskin underside and a pocket for 3D Mash shims or other inserts, fits most common dressage saddles. The sheepskin is 100% merino sheepskin imported from
Australia. Super soft and comfortable for the horse.
With velcro strap to attach on the billet straps. Machine washable, Shims not included but available for USD 25
These half pads are especially designed for horses with medium to high withers. f you need to add additional cushioning between your saddle and your horse's back or need to make some adjustments for a better fit of the saddle, this is your pad. It comes with a pocket where you can insert any type of shims. It is made of high quality cotton and is machine washeable. Length 22.5"
3D Mash shims
The special 3D Mash shims are amazing, its not possible to press them together and down like for example most foams especially memory foam. The shims won't let any pressure points pass to the
horses back. They fit our half pads as well as our sheepskin saddle pad.
Price per pair
100% merino sheepskin girth in anatomical shape, very comfortable for the horse with bug ellbow cut out and a big and soft supportive area at the sternum, can be machine washed at low temperatures. The height of the fur is approximately 20 to 25 mm and it is attached firmly to the cotton. It wont change its shape even after many times of washing.
Some facts on girths :)
It is proven that a fitting girth has a huge impact on the wellbeing and range of motion of the horse. A study from the UK proved that the highest pressure is not developed at the sternum at the horse but yes directly behind the ellbows. We therefore only advertise and manufacture girths that have a cut-out at the ellbows as well as a huge and padded area at the sternum. This reduces the pressure and also allows the horse a wider range of motion with its frontlegs.
Another study from Australia dealt with the question "what happens with the performance of my horses in regards to how tense the girths is". They used different tensions from 5 to 20 kg. The study showed that already between 5 and 10 kg the horses showed less performance and got tired faster. We therefore do not offer girths with elastic as they entice to be tensed more and they always maintain the same (high) pressure on the torso (which is uncomfortable for some horses) whereas a girth without elastic relaxes and tightens according to the breathing of the horse.
Please also always keep in mind, that a muscle under work gets shorter and thicker, so please check the tension of the girth during training as well. I guess there is a million more things to say about girth, this is just some thoughts that we considered in the manufacturing of our girth. But each horse is an individual with its own preferences. Listen to your horse and it will tell you what type of girth is the best.
Super excited to bring the next equestrian innovation from Europe to the United States.
The Cavemore was invented by Jossy Reynvoet and Bent Branderup, its a bitless bridle that combines the Cavecon with a Hackamore. Its great for anyone that is looking for a bitless alternative to the double bridle for collection work. It comes with 3 rings on the noseband. It can be used with your own english headstall.
Available in COB and FULL size
in black with brass
in black with silver
in brown with brass
in brown with silver
139 USD (headstall and reins not included)
The Cavemore is great
for more collective work and
- that have a hard time to relax with a bit
- are grinding teeth
- like to hide behind the vertical and for a lot more
Ralf SchmittM; Bianca Grön
Also a bitless bridle needs to be in the hands of an experienced rider. The softness of the communication is created with the hand of the rider and not with the tool.