Manufacturer: Best Friend Equine
Model: Comfort Plus Bareback Pad
Category: English Miscellaneous
Purchase: I purchased this unit through www.onestopequineshop.com for $60. The shipping was fast and easy... the company was wonderful to work with! Also, the price they charged for this bareback pad was much cheaper than any other store online!
Likes: The bareback pad is very comfortable! It does not slide one bit, even on my rolly-polly quarter horse. The suede-like fabric on the flaps is very grippy,and gives the pad a very professional appearance. The seat is soft and impact-absorbing, and is especially friendly to my bony bottom. I also love the girth the pad includes and how adjustable the pad is altogether. It fits every horse I have tried it on so far... from a 14hh Arabian to a 17hh Thoroughbred! The material on the underside of the bareback pad is my favorite! It is so soft and does not chafe my horse's back, yet is so grippy! My horse rides well in this bareback pad, and I do not have to continually dismount to move the pad up. when it slides.
Dislikes: There is a nylon strip that runs underneath the middle of the pad. When I ride, I fell like the nylon is rubbing my horse's spine. It does not seem to be causing a problem yet, however. I also do not like the fact that the bareback pad does not have a handhold. I now have to pay $10 extra to add one to the D-rings on the front of the pad. The company should have added a nylon handhold like they did on their original Best Friend Bareback Pad. Finally, the pad's blue color in the picture is much different than the color of the blue pad in real life. The bareback pad is more of a navy, and is not light blue like the picture shows.
Quality: The quality of this bareback pad is amazing! It has held up very well so far and my horse enjoys using it. It is also somewhat easy to clean, because the sweat is not soaked into the underside. The stitching is flawless and the included girth is nice quality, especially with its roller buckles. I believe the entire pad will last a few years, at least!
Summary: This bareback pad is well worth the money. Although it is more expensive than the original, this bareback pad is definitely a "comfort plus"! However, if you really want to save some money, I would suggest purchasing the original Best Friend Bareback Pad with an included handhold.
Usefulness Rating: 4.11111 out of 5.
18 reader(s) voted.
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