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Back on Track Western Pad

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Why We Love This

Give your cold-backed horse (or any horse, for that matter) the edge with Back on Track's western pad. Top riders worldwide have found that using this thin pad under their regular pad greatly improves their horse's performance.

 

Favorite Features

  • Made of polypropylene combined with Back on Track's state-of-the-art Weltex fabric, which is infused with ceramic powder to reflect your horse’s natural body warmth, creating a soothing infrared thermal heat
  • Speeds up warm-up time
  • Provides relief for tired muscles by increasing blood flow
  • Great for training or competing
Key Specifications
  • Material: Polypropylene combined with Back on Track's state-of-the-art Weltex fabric
  • Spine Measurement: 29"
  • Drop Measurement: 16"

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29" spine
16" drop
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Specifications

Material Polypropylene combined with Back on Track's state-of-the-art Weltex fabric
Spine Measurement 29"
Drop Measurement 16"
Billet Straps/Girth Loops None
Style Western
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 Western Pad is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 59.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Western pad We are starting to use this pad in hopes that it will cut down on the warm up time for my mare! I
    Date published: 2017-10-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It couldn't get any better! Before this pad I have never used a back on track product. I was always curious to wether it actually worked or not. But this product 100% works! I noticed a difference within the first use. My horse stretched his head down to the ground on the lunge line walking and trotting within the first minute. After two years of having a back sore horse who wouldn't really stretch down, I finally have a solution for his problem. He is now much more relaxed to ride as he is anxious horse in general.This pad has never slipped once. It stays in place the whole ride. I will definetly be purchasing another one of these pads and more of the back on track products. My horse and I couldn't be any happier with how great this pad is!
    Date published: 2017-09-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noticed a difference the first day! I've used this pad for my arab mare for a few weeks now and what a difference! She's always been cold backed and is stiff when I first get on, even if I've already lunged her. The first day I tried this pad she I could instantly tell how much looser it made her. Now when I get on to ride she's very free in the back and more willing to stretch (and this was a horse I thought would be cold backed for life!). Definitely recommend this product.
    Date published: 2017-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Have used it several times and have noticed a difference already! Can't wait to keep using it and order more BOT products.
    Date published: 2017-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems to help Bought this for a horse with tight back muscles and one with sore muscles. Seems to help both relax and warm up better. DO NOT personalize this over the phone! It was supposed to be CR Show Horses and ended up C R Sport Horses, then I called and it became CR Sport Horses......third time I called I told them if it came and wasn't right I wasn't going to be happy!! It came properly done but what a hassle!! The pad itself is thin and fits great under my work pads, I have not experienced any of the slipping that other reviews have talked about.
    Date published: 2017-05-04
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