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Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a look at the sections below to find the answers you’re looking for. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always here to help!

  • How to Clean Saddle Pads?

Cleaning your saddle pad regularly is essential to maintain its quality and ensure the comfort of your horse. Start by removing any loose hair and debris with a stiff brush. For washing, either machine wash on a gentle cycle with cold water and a mild detergent or hand wash.

Avoid using fabric softeners as they can degrade the pad's material. If machine washing, use a front-load washer if possible, as agitators in top-load washers can damage the pad. After washing, air dry the saddle pad away from direct sunlight. Never tumble dry as it can shrink or warp the pad.

For more tack cleaning tips check out our article on How To Clean Horse Tack.

  • What Size Saddle Pad Do I Need?

Choosing the right size saddle pad is crucial for your horse's comfort and the effectiveness of your saddle. The saddle pad should be large enough to extend about an inch beyond the edges of the saddle on all sides. To determine the best size, you'll need to know your saddle's length and width. Typically, saddle pads are categorized by the type of saddle they are used with, such as Western or English, and by the horse's size (pony, horse, or draft). Ensure that the pad covers the horse's back adequately without hindering its movement.
Learn more in our article about different types of saddle pads.
  • How to Measure a Saddle Pad?

Measuring a saddle pad correctly ensures a good fit for both the saddle and your horse. To measure a saddle pad:

Length: Measure from the front to the back of the pad along the spine line.

Width: Measure across the widest part of the pad, typically midway along the pad.

Drop: Measure from the center of the spine down to the bottom edge of the pad on either side.

These measurements will help you compare with product specifications or consult with manufacturers to find the perfect fit. For images and more information check out our article How to Measure Saddle Pads.

  • Can You Use a Dressage Saddle Pad for Jumping?

While you can technically use a dressage saddle pad for jumping, it's not recommended. Dressage pads are designed to be longer with a straighter cut to accommodate the longer flaps of a dressage saddle, which differs in shape and purpose from jumping saddles. Jumping saddle pads are shaped to provide better freedom of movement required for jumping, with a forward cut to match the shorter flaps of jumping saddles. For optimal performance and safety, it's best to use a saddle pad that matches the type of riding you are doing.

  • What Do Bell Boots Do for Horses?

Answer: Bell boots, also known as overreach boots, play a crucial role in protecting a horse's hooves and lower legs during exercise, turnout, or riding. They are designed to cover the hoof and reach up to the pastern, safeguarding against injuries that can occur when a horse "overreaches," or its hind foot strikes the back of its front heels. This is common in high-energy activities like jumping, galloping, or sliding stops. Bell boots are especially useful for horses with a tendency to overreach as they help prevent damage to the hoof, shoe, or lower leg, and reduce the risk of losing shoes during movement.

  • Why Do Horses Wear Boots?

Horses wear boots for several reasons, primarily for protection, support, and injury prevention during various activities such as riding, training, and competing. Different types of horse boots provide specific benefits:

Protective Boots: These include bell boots and brushing boots, which guard against physical injuries like scrapes, bruises, or cuts from hitting their own legs with their hooves or against obstacles.

Support Boots: Support boots, such as sports boots or tendon boots, help support the horse’s leg structures during strenuous activities. They provide added support to tendons and ligaments, helping to prevent strain or injuries.

Therapeutic Boots: These are used to help manage existing conditions, like hoof boots that aid in recovery from hoof injuries or ice boots that can help cool tendons and ligaments post workout or when injured.

Horse boots are tailored to the needs of different disciplines and activities, ensuring both safety and comfort while enhancing performance in training or competition settings.