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Back on Track Saddle Pad

Back on Track
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Why We Love This

The Back on Track Saddle Pad creates soothing thermal heat using exclusive, state-of-the-art ceramic-infused fiber. This saddle pad effectively warms up your horse prior to work and helps keep muscles loose and supple. It also promotes an accelerated recovery time after strenuous exercise.

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Also consider the Back on Tack AP Saddle Pad - 2 pack, the Back on Track Baby Pad, or the Back on Track/ThinLine Contender II Saddle Pad!

  • Ceramic infused fibers with heat reflective properties
  • Billet straps with velcro

 

Key Specifications
  • Material: 100% polypropylene (PP) with ceramic powder or 50% polyester with ceramic powder and 50% cotton
  • Spine Measurement: All-purpose - 23", Dressage - 22"
  • Drop Measurement: All-purpose - 19", Dressage - 21.5"
  • Style: Dressage, All-purpose

Sizing

AP measures 23" spine x 19" drop
Dressage measures 22" spine x 21.5" drop
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Specifications

Material 100% polypropylene (PP) with ceramic powder or 50% polyester with ceramic powder and 50% cotton
Spine Measurement All-purpose - 23", Dressage - 22"
Drop Measurement All-purpose - 19", Dressage - 21.5"
Billet Straps/Girth Loops Both
Style Dressage, All-purpose
Special Features Fabric is infused with ceramic powder to reflect your horse's natural body warmth, creating a soothing infrared thermal heat
Customizable Embroidery

Instructions

Instructions for Use:
Please read carefully, both the usage and washing instructions, before using the product.

All Back on Track products should be implemented gradually. To start with, use the product for a maximum of four hours a day for the first 2-3 days. The body then has the opportunity to familiarize itself with the fabric’s effects.

The reason we recommend starting with a maximum of 4 hours use is that some people experience pain in the beginning. In horses and dogs, it manifests itself as a swelling. This is due to the increased blood circulation, which is actually a good indication that the ceramic fabric is taking effect. This initial pain or swelling can occur anywhere from a few to several hours of use. You should then cease using the product any more that day, and instead introducing it carefully and more gradually over the following days.

After the introductory period you should up the usage to a minimum of 8 hours per day, preferably more. After only an hour or so is often perceived a positive effect on tight muscles and stiff joints. More persistent problems may require several days, usually between 10-20, before the desired result is achieved.

After the introductory period of 2-3 days it is important to continue to use the product intensively at least 10, preferably 20 days, before assessing its impact. Since this ceramic fabric reflects more of the body’s heat radiation as you move, the effect is greatest if you wear the product when active. Back on Track also works when resting, even when you sleep.

Continue to use the product according to the routine you develop, or use it for two weeks and then take a break in the third week, this in order to avoid dependency. The sensitivity of this dependency varies from individual to individual. For maximum effect, the ceramic fabric should be in direct contact with the skin (if necessary, a thin cotton cloth inserted between).

Note: Caution is advised during simultaneous use with liniment or similar, since the effect is amplified. Use the product only as directed and consult a doctor if symptoms persist. Do not use during pregnancy.

Specific instructions for use on horses and dogs:

Keep in mind that the effect of Back and Track increases with movement when the body heat increases, so in addition to using pads and blankets in the stables, the horse can also be allowed to move around with the Back on Track products. Especially suitable in this context is Riding Boots, Leg Wraps, Saddle Pads, Exercise Sheets and Blanket/Sheets.

For long term problems, the horse may need to use Back on Track for an extended period. Use the product for two to three weeks and have a break one week, to see if the symptoms persist.

As a preventive measure, Back on Track can be used with regular breaks. Use Back on Track 1 day before and 2 days after exercise and then stop until the next workout. For warm-up, use 1-2 hours before and 2-4 hours after exercise.

For dogs, one often uses the standard Dog Blanket, which is rain repellent and breaths. However, it should be noted that for long-running problems, Back on Track should be used for several weeks, at least 8 hours per day, with regular breaks in order to achieve the desired results. This means that the dog can use the blanket day and night, indoor as well as outdoor, 24/7. If being used at night, it is probably more comfortable for the dog to wear the Mesh Blanket, which is more adaptable. Alternatively, the dog may be provided with a mattress with "memory foam" or a cover of Back on Track to the sleeping basket. The foam part molds to the body shape and relieves a sore back.

Washing:

Back on Track products can be machine washed up to 86°F or 30°C. Use normal detergents that do not contain bleach or fabric softeners. Air dry only, do NOT tumble dry.

Note: Do not use bleach or fabric softener, or tumble dry. The product should be ironed at a maximum temperature of 122 F The ceramic powder is fused in the fibres of polyester/polypropylene and does not separate when washed. The textile loses efficiency with time and extended use.

The textile is produced in China and consists of 100% polypropylene (PP) with ceramic powder or 50% polyester with ceramic powder and 50% cotton.
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    Back on Track Saddle Pad is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 212.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pad Just got this, and used it once. It is very nicely made and looks good also. I will see how it works on my other horse who has back issues and put in an updated review after a few uses.
    Date published: 2017-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money Excellent quality pad. I have 5 of these, 2 dressage and 3 western. They hold up very well and keep the horses' backs loose and comfortable. I use bot products on my animals as well as myself and find the benefits to be rewarding.
    Date published: 2017-07-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I have two of these pads already, one in black and one in white and I've loved them both. Just got the brown one and it is beautiful on my liver chestnut and the free embroidery I got on it looks exactly how I wanted it to! One thing I noticed about the brown pad is that the part that touches the horse is a nice and smooth material rather than the fuzzy type of material of the other BOT pads I have. Not sure if this is exclusive to the brown pad or not, but I LOVE it, as it means that the hair doesn't get velcroed to the pad like it does with other BOT pads. I can just brush the hair right off after each ride, and I imagine it will wash much better than the other BOT pads too. Excellent improvement to an already great product!
    Date published: 2017-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have! I bought this for showing in the jumpers and I had it embroidered which looks so good. I don't recommend it for the warmer months or hot days because it is on the thicker side and with it being black it absorbs the heat too.
    Date published: 2017-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best. pad. ever I've been using this pad for about 4 months on my chronically back sore ottb mare. She's never had a good back and although she sees the chiropractor and massage therapist regularly, she still moved a little stiff in her back. even had the saddle fitter out to make sure everything fit properly. ever since we started using this pad regularly, her back has been significantly less sore and her movement is looser and more free. she doesn't protest using her back and is just all around more comfortable and performs better. the pad is also very durable and has held up wonderfully. i would buy a million of these. definitely worth every penny.
    Date published: 2017-01-14
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