The Barefoot 'physio' pad, a therapeutic saddle pad system with even better shock absorption
This new saddle pad system was developed especially for the heavy rider and / or horses with protruding spinous processes and missing top line. The new pad system creates more clearance of the spine of the horse and consists of two components. Both layers are shock absorbing and are tightly connected with wide Velcro straps:
a) the layer closest to the horse can be padded individually. It is shaped for a narrower seat and has a Sympanova bottom which ads to stability particularly on very round horses. One set of standard inserts is included. These inserts can be removed or exchanged through an easy Velcro opening at the front of the pad.
b) the top layer of the Physio pad is made from hardy top quality cotton with a felt underside, felt padding and a natural rubber top layer which keeps the saddle in place and further absorbs pressure.
Velcro straps are provided to attach the pads to the saddle’s D rings. Both layers of the 'physio' pad can be washed at 30 degrees after removal of the inserts.
photo 1: Separate components.
photo 2: Both components are connected with velcro.
photo 3: Removable inlays left and right side create more clearance of the spine.