The Best Western Saddle Pads
After 5 weeks of testing 7 excellent western saddle pads for durability, comfortability, and design, we’ve concluded that the Best Western Saddle Pad that pairs the best with all western saddles and keeps you and your horse feeling comfortable is the Weaver Leather Contoured Layered Felt Saddle Pad with Gel Inserts. The soft gel pads paired with durable and comfortable felt, make this a unique and amazing western saddle pad.
Best Western Saddle Pad
The Weaver Leather Contoured Layered Felt Saddle Pad features gel inserts that absorb shocks at pressure points to provide both you and your horse with protection.
Coming in as our blue ribbon champion and Best Western Saddle Pad is the Weaver Leather Contoured Layered Felt Saddle Pad with Gel Insert. This saddle pad features a wool felt top and a comfortable gel insert. The amazing thing about the gel insert is its ability to absorb shocks at pressure points on the horses back, which provide protection for both you and your horse. The black orthopedic felt bottom shapes to the horses back which provides shock absorption and wicks away moisture. The bottom can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth or brush to remove dirt and sweat. The distressed brown top grain wear leathers also have a stylish insignia for a complete look.
The Colorado Saddlery Bookcliff Mountain Trail Saddle Pad features a white acrylic fleece bottom, as well as a heavy woven fabric top designed to hold up to heavy use without fraying or fading.
Coming in as our red ribbon runner-up for “Great Durability” is the Colorado Saddlery Bookcliff Mountain Trail Saddle Pad. This saddle pad is designed to be used with today’s cut out, drop rigged saddles. This saddle pad is contoured to fit the horse’s back and protect pressure points to give your horse a more enjoyable experience during riding. Some key features include the white acrylic fleece bottom which increases horse comfortability, as well as a heavy woven fabric top designed to hold up to heavy use without fraying or fading which increase the overall durability of the saddle pad. The saddle pad also includes specially designed bar pads for extra comfort for the horse.
The Weaver All Purpose Contoured Saddle Pad helps relieve pressure on the withers and features cutouts at the wear leathers for a close contact fit.
Coming in as our yellow ribbon runner-up for “Greatest Value” is the Weaver All Purpose Contoured Saddle Pad. This popular contoured pad features a smaller size that is perfect for smaller saddles and trail riding. Also, the contoured design provides a better fit and less saddle roll, which helps relieve pressure on the withers and features cutouts at the wear leathers for a close contact fit. With a 1″ self-contouring, layered felt insert and Merino wool fleece bottom for added comfort, these pads are covered with a durable Herculon material that resists mold and mildew, and last it’s easy to clean and dries quickly.