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5 Star Performer Full Skirt Pad

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Why We Love This

Built to last, this saddle pad is an investment in your horse's comfort. It contains 100% virgin wool which offers superior quality, wicking, cooling, and compression protection. The cut of the pad, a French curve back line with wither slope, provides a comfortable fit on your horse's back that protects against pressure points.

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Favorite Features
  • 100% virgin wool provides ultimate wicking/cooling properties and compression protection for your horse's back
  • French curve provides a comfortable fit for your horse's back and withers
  • Angled back corner to prevent interference with your horse's hip
  • Heavy duty wear leathers for ultimate durability
  • Free cleaning sponge included

 

Key Specifications
  • Material: 100% virgin wool, leather
  • Spine Measurement: 32"
  • Drop Measurement: 16" (32" width)

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32" x 32".
Two thickness options (7/8" or 3/4"). Best thickness is determined by personal preference, saddle fit, horse's discipline and workload, etc.
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Specifications

Material 100% virgin wool, leather
Spine Measurement 32"
Drop Measurement 16" (32" width)
Billet Straps/Girth Loops None
Style Western
Special Features 7/8" or 3/4" thickness. Gullet hole, french curve, free cleaning sponge
Customizable No

Instructions

Instructions for Use:
Care and Cleaning

  • Prevent dirt and hair build-up on the under side of pad by occasional brushing. This keep old hair from being pushed further into the pad and trapping dirt and sweat.
  • To remove embedded hair and dirt, rub a dry 5 Star cleaning sponge (which arrives with the purchase of every 5 Star saddle pad) in a circular motion on a dry pad.
  • For pads with heavy crusted sweat and dirt, break up area with rubber fingered curry or scrape gently with a dull edged object being careful to not cut the felt. Vacuum (with a shop vac) if possible, or use a brush to remove loose material.

Washing

Washing is only necessary if the pad is beginning to feel hard and form pressure points.

  • Use a small amount of soap that is safe for fine wool
  • Wash pad from the center to the outer edges. Hang/hold by gullet hole, runse from cetner of pad to outer edges, rotating the pad so that the water flows out towards the edges. Avoid laying the pad flat and rinsing as this will drive the dirt into the pad.
  • Wash/rinse lightly, using only enough water to dissolve the sweat and dirt residue. Hang by gullet hole of lay over a rail to dry. Avoid laying flat to dry.
  • Flex the pad once it is dry to restore the cushion.
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    5 Star Performer Full Skirt Pad is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fitting saddle pad I've ever had I have seen this 5 star saddle pad for a long time and I'm so glad I decided to buy it. I got the 3/4 inch and it just lies down on my horses back. The light color is a good contrast with my Sorrel horse
    Date published: 2017-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! I haven't had this pad long, but I really love it! It just melts onto my horses back, fit her perfectly from the first time I put it on, I will be saving up to buy the turquoise one next!
    Date published: 2016-09-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No More Sore Back I bought this pad after reading the reviews and seeing how 5 Star Saddle Pads were sponsoring the riders in the documentary Unbranded. The pad is soft and supple and immediately conforms to my horse back. He doesn't seem resistant and uncomfortable when I'm asking him to use his muscles more. I am very happy with this brand and will continue to buy these pads for my current horse and for my future horses in training.
    Date published: 2016-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great investment! I bought a 5 Star Pad years ago for one of my horses. I had it custom cut to fit perfectly with my saddle. I love it! I needed a new pad for another horse, and was happy to see that Smartpak now carried them. I had to purchase the full size to fit the width of my lady wade type saddle, and it is a little long, but doesn't cause a problem. These pads wear excellently. My old one gets a lot of use, but if you clean them when they get crusty, they are like new again. Since there is no foam to break down, I believe they will outlast just about any pad out there. I have one pad for each horse, because they do mold to the horse's back. Just as you wouldn't want to share leather boots with a friend, your horses should have their own wool pads. Try one! You will love it!
    Date published: 2016-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST Pad! I purchased this to replace a Professional Choice Air ride pad I have been using for the last year and a half. I do reining and mounted patrol, which means lots of hours in the saddle. I thought I had the best pad for my horse, but I was wrong! My horse did not show any obvious signs of having a problem with the PC pad - that is until she shed out her winter coat! There was roaning behind the withers! YIKES! I did my research, read the reviews and thought I would give this pad a try. Smartpak had the best price so I went ahead and ordered the 7/8" pad. What a difference! This pad is soft, not like the PC pad, which is like strapping two boards alongside your horse. I honestly believe the PC pad does not breathe very well since it has the antishock (styrofoam) in the middle of it and the heat is what caused my horse to roan. With her new 5 star pad, my horse moves much more freely, drops her head, uses her back and is like a new animal! I am hoping the I caught the roaning early enough for it to go away when her coat changes again. I realize the expense of the 5 Star pad - but it so SO worth it!
    Date published: 2016-06-01
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