Saddle Pads

“The Remuda Pad”
Therapeutic Saddle Fitting Pad
We designed and are manufacturing our own therapeutic saddle fitting pads because in doing many saddle fittings and using different saddles and horses ourselves we saw a big need for a pad that the materials it is made out of are good for the horse and could solve or improve just about any fitting problem and do what even a great fitting saddle can’t do.

Western Lrg Round Skirt Style Pad

Western Square Skirt Style Pad

Australian Style Pad

Large English All Purpose Pad

Modified English Pad

We have changed our pattern where there is no strap in the back, instead  the felt is continuos for horses that have lost their top line.

3/4” Western Square Skirt Style Pad
Showing our revised pattern without straps in the back, instead continuous felt!

Dressage Style Pad

Small English All Purpose Pad

Also available not pictured is a:
Peruvian Paso Pad
Pack Saddle Pad
Listed down below!

Special “Wood” Felt - breathes, excellent shock absorption, wicks away moisture and heat!!
 Outer material breathes, dries quickly, resists fading, abrasion, chemicals and stains, wicks away moisture and allows heat to escape.

Outer Material available in black or green!

Open down the center to let out heat and each side instantly conforms to the shape of the horse & saddle.

***We have found that excess heat on a horses back causes a loss of endurance, energy, muscle fatigue and muscle atrophy.

All materials are MACHINE WASHABLE and very durable! Washing keeps the material wicking and breathing.

The short fibers work with the horses coat resulting in much less slippage.

Movement of this special felt on your horses skin doesn’t cause hardly any heat where many other pad materials can cause a lot of heat.

Bacteria won’t grow in the pad.

During a long hot ride you can dip your pad in some water, re-saddle and the wicking action will cool and soothe your horses back.

Choosing the right thickness of pad:
We believe you should use as thin of padding as possible so you have as close of contact with the horse as possible for better communication, which is how we build our saddles also, but still have sufficient protection for the horses back. We feel the best all around thickness for Western saddles is the ½” unless you weigh over 180 lbs., rope a lot or ride long and hard, in those cases we recommend the 3/4”. Pre-padded saddles like English saddles use the Ό”.  If your saddle fits very well no inserts are needed and should be removed.  Included with the pad is a complete set of 12 inserts (6-1/4” & 6-1/2”) to meet just about any fitting need.  3/4” inserts also available.

We will custom make pads to fit any of your special needs!

Saddle order customers will get a 15% discount on the pads!

Price List:

Western Styles
1/2” Lrg Round Skirt       $260.00       32” Wide x 30” Long  (32” wide in the front 26” wide in the back)
½” Square Skirt              $260.00        32” Wide x 30” Long
3/4” Lrg Round Skirt       $285.00        32” Wide x 30” Long  (32” wide in the front 26” wide in the back)
3/4” Square Skirt            $285.00        32” Wide x 30” Long

3/4” Pack Pad                $330.00        36” Wide x 30” Long
1 1/4” Pack Pad              $345.00         36” Wide x 30” Long

English Styles
Ό” Small All Purpose       $230.00         39” W (across the back) x 24Ύ” L (head to tail)
Ό” Large All Purpose     $230.00          38” Wide x 24” Long
Ό” Dressage                    $230.00         40” Wide x 24” Long
1/4” Modified English      $230.00          36” Wide x 26” Long

Polo Pad
1/4” Square Skirt            $230.00          40” Wide x 28” Long

Australian Styles
Ό” Square Skirt              $230.00          46” W (across the back) x 30” (head to tail)

Peruvian Paso Saddle Pad Style (Not Pictured)
1/4” Square Skirt            $230.00          39” W (across the back) x 24” L (head to tail)
1/2” Square Skirt            $260.00          39” Wide x 24” Long
*Can be used under your wool saddle blanket (Jerga)

About the flexibility of the fitting options:
The inserts work to correct many different problems. For example:   If the horse or rider is asymmetrical some where on his back the inserts can compensate. If the saddle isn’t fitting the horse the pads can correct up to a point and will always at least improve fit. We will help you figure out how to use the inserts to compensate for your individual needs.

*Please note – sometimes when it appears the saddle is not fitting properly (like dry spots or sore areas on the horses back) the problem can be the horse or the rider is out of adjustment, a chiropractor suited for either sometimes can be of help. Sometimes the problem is the horse has not been shod or trimmed properly.  Sometimes the horses mouth is out of alignment and needs his teeth worked on by a qualified neuromuscular equine dentist. It can be a combination of things.
For more information about our saddle fitting philosophies go to our saddle fitting information page. & see our saddle fitting guide page.

Use Instructions:
Example: If the saddle is a little too snug at the withers take out the front inserts and put the inserts in the middle and back pockets, that lifts pressure off of the front.  If a horse is sway backed put the inserts in the center only to fill in and even out pressure.  If you have no fit problems then don’t use any inserts, if you are going for a longer than normal ride you can add the 1/4” or 1/2” shims to all pockets for added cushioning. We are here to help with any questions!!

“The Remuda Pad” Cleaning Instructions:
They wash beautifully!

-New pads should be washed before use for optimum performance!
-Soak pad in cold water and then scrub majority of dirt and sweat off with a soft bristle brush.
-For washing 3/4” thick pads it works best to use the triple load front loading commercial washing machines, for Ό” or ½” pads they can be washed in most home washing machines.
- Do Not Use Soap as many horses have a skin reaction to soaps and once soap is in the fibers it is very hard to get it all out.
-Throw in with pad a few heavier washable shoes or tennis balls if you have them to help loft the fibers.
-Dry on AIR/NO HEAT with shoes/balls (heat won’t harm the felt but it will cause the nylon wear strips and the cover material on the pads to melt and shrink).  Finish drying in the sun or warm area inside.

*Washing actually enhances performance and increases loft. Besides dirt build up, another indicator that the pad is ready for washing is when you notice glossy hard areas; this is caused from the salt in the horses sweat building up on the pad which doesn’t allow heat and moisture to escape as well.

What does Remuda mean?
It is what the cowboys call the horse herd they use for cattle work.  They must change their mount at least three times a day.  They use the same saddle and pad on every horse they use.  So this pad will work great for any size Remuda, it is versatile enough to be used on any shaped horse and will make your saddle able to work on a bigger variety of horses without hurting them.

Out  West Saddlery, LLC . PO Box 105 (Mail) . 9 S. Primrose Ridge Place (UPS) .  Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 .
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