Cashel
Bareback Pad
Horse Miscellaneous



Manufacturer: Cashel
Model: Bareback Pad
Category: Horse Miscellaneous

Purchase: Purchased from National Bridle for $115 total, including shipping.

Likes: My likes are the attachment for the breast collar, the little grab strap (although I prefer to use the mane), how the sides are longer than the usual bareback pad and the cushiness of the pad itself. Another big like is the way the strap that goes over the pad and attaches to the cinch on both sides is set back more than usual on bareback pads. This means that it does not not press down on the withers and actually lies behind them. Since I am very particular about that, I love this feature. Best of all, I usually avoid trotting bareback because it takes a few minutes for me to collect/smooth out my horse enough that I can sit the trot, but with this pad, its easy as pie to post (my horse's sides are SLICK with bare legs which means no posting, only bouncing) for those few minutes. It's just grippy enough and it's very cushioning. Not once did my horse drop her back like I was hurting her if I had an off bounce here or there. It also cuts down on the little bit of sliding around that can go on at the lope on a slippery horse. It gives your butt/legs really good adherence AND more cushion. Bony back parts against my bony nether parts have made me fall off more than once in my life. So I would give this pad an A+. I plan on wearing it out before summer is over.

Dislikes: Dislikes are although I love how the strap is placed back so it doesn't press down on the withers, it also means that your legs lie against it on either side where it attaches to the cinch and it rubs them RAW in minutes flat. Ouch! I pinned on a fleece cinch cover where my legs laid tho and that solved the problem. The other dislike is that the pad looks like it is going to break down quickly under the seat bones with trotting and loping (altho I could be pleasantly surprised with this, its just an assumption so far). The last thing I don't like is the price for essentially an English shaped Cashel pad and a few straps sewn on. I almost did not buy it because it seemed too steep.

Quality: I would say the construction and quality is high. I understand that it looks like it may wear out quickly because it is a soft foam. Who really wants a hard foam bareback pad?

Summary: I really do like this pad, as does my horse. I am glad I gave it a shot. I feel more secure, and therefore safe, as well as my horse and I are both more comfortable. Four hooves & two thumbs up!

Rating: 5

Author: Wendy

Date: 2011-05-20

Usefulness Rating: 0 out of 5.
1 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..





Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 


InnerEquine Healthy Hoof Horse Miscellaneous
Weatherbeeta Roma Grazing Muzzle Horse Miscellaneous
TDS Transport LLC/Equine Exporters LLC Trucks 1 and 2 Horse Miscellaneous
Tough-1 (JT Intntl) Basic Nylon Harness Horse Miscellaneous
AnaMajik Liniment Horse Miscellaneous
Bitterlicks Spray Horse Miscellaneous
Cashel Bareback Pad Horse Miscellaneous
Ron's Horse Harness Presidential Horse Harness Horse Miscellaneous
Easyboot Gloves Horse Miscellaneous
Equine Express Horse Transportation Horse Miscellaneous
Bitterlicks Anti Cribbing Spray Horse Miscellaneous
Schutz Brothers Dare Cribbing Collar Horse Miscellaneous
Wings Horse Transport Wings Horse Transport Horse Miscellaneous
Nose-it! Nose-it! 10-inch Horse Miscellaneous
Nose-It Treat Ball Toy 10 inch Horse Miscellaneous
Horseloverz.com website Horse Miscellaneous
Shutz Brothers Inc Dare Cribbing Collar Horse Miscellaneous
Horse Amour Peppermint Bit Wipes Horse Miscellaneous
Ron's Horse Harness Presidential Harnesses Horse Miscellaneous
Bitterlicks Anti-Cribbing Concentrate Horse Miscellaneous

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review



 Horse Tack Reviews
 Submit Your Own Review!
 Search Review Database
 All Reader Reviews
 Staff Reviews
 Submit a Product for Review

 English Tack Reviews
 Dressage Saddles
 Jumping Saddles
 Close Contact Saddles
 All Purpose Saddles
 English Saddle Fittings/Pads
 English Bridles
 English Bridle Accessories
 English Show Apparel
 English Casual Apparel
 English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
 English Miscellaneous

 Western Tack Reviews
 Barrel Saddles
 Reining Saddles
 Roping Saddles
 Show Saddles
 Trail Saddles
 Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
 Western Bridles
 Western Bridle Accessories
 Western Show Apparel
 Western Casual Apparel
 Western Chaps/Boots/Hats
 Western Miscellaneous

 Horse Gear Reviews
 Horse Boots and Wraps
 Halters/Ropes/Leads
 Horse Health and Well Being
 Horse Apparel
 Horse Treats
 Horse Miscellaneous

 Barn & Stable Reviews
 Fly Control
 Gifts/Books/Videos
 Grooming Equipment
 Stable Accessories
 Tack Room
 Training Equipment
 Barn and Stable Misc

 Articles
 Barn and Stable Articles
 English Articles
 Feature and Misc Articles
 Grooming Articles
 Horse Care & Health Articles
 Horse Related Gift Articles
 News and Events
 Training Articles
 Western Articles

 Other Features
 About Us / Contact Information
 Articles & Subjects By Date
 Article Archives
 Join Our Mailing List
 Privacy Policy