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Manufacturer: Gel Ride (View all products by Gel Ride)

Model: Gel Pad (View all Gel Pad reviews)

Category: English Saddle Fittings/Pads

Purchase: After buying a horse with VERY high withers and a second hand saddle that didnt fit her that well (crunched for time and that one was the best fitting one) I noticed problems when she worked. My coach suggested a gel pad so i went and bought one (paid $65 for used). Within a couple rides I could notice a differnce, not in saddle fit but the way she worked.

Likes: I like how thin this pad is (1/4") and how easy it is to put on over the saddle pad. It didnt make my horse more sweaty underneath and for how thin it was, it made a HUGE difference in the shock and pinching of a less then perfect fitting saddle. The pad's gel never flattens or deteriorates...it stays the same forever...unlike things like foam pads!

Dislikes: I bought a white one and it is hard to keep clean, they do sell covers for them, or you can buy a black pad. I guess i just havent gotten around to buying a cover yet!

Quality: The pad is 1/4" thick and is about the length of the saddle pad (top) and about 1/4-1/2 of the width (down the side) of a saddle pad. It is covered in white thin fabric and the gel NEVER breaks down, or compresses....stays the way it is forever!!

Summary: It is great for any horse/rider. Even if your saddle fits it is a great shock absorber and overall makes your horses much happier about doing their job!!

Rating: 5

Author: Jessy

Date: 2004-12-26

Usefulness Rating: 3.05556 out of 5.
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