Saddle Pads Don’t Last Forever

December 19, 2007 by  
Filed under Saddle Accessories

A well cared for quality saddle can last for a long, long time. Not so with saddle pads. Pads and blankets are one saddle accessory that should be checked and replaced regularly. While good care will extend the life of your pad or blanket, you’ll still need to replace them periodically. If you don’t, you’re pad won’t be doing it’s job of protecting your saddle and providing some comfort for your horse.

What to look for:

  • Uneven thickness and thin spots from excessive wear
  • Holes, snags, and other flaws
  • Significantly reduced pad or blanket thickness
  • Clumps or depressions in foam and gel pads that don’t bounce back

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