SmartPak Deluxe Organic Cotton Medium Diamond AP Saddle Pad is rated
Rated 5 out of
I purchased the two of these pads last week for a fun summer pony project for my boyfriends daughter and I to do. We tie-died the saddle pads, t-shirts and boots socks for a fun matchy matchy moment! These saddle pads worked FABULOUSLY! They are 100% cotton so they really take well to the tie-die and hold a nice vibrant color. We are both excited to try out our new pads on our horses! They pads themselves are great! I’d say it’s like the perfect mix between a baby pad and upscale pad! Not too thick but just enough! It would probably make a great show pad and would be nice and cool for the horse, but was not the intended purpose for us lol. I also like this this pad doesn’t have the Velcro strap for the D’s on the saddle…who uses those things anyway 🤣.
Date published: 2023-07-24
Rated 5 out of
Very nice GP pad
I like the size of this. It provides complete coverage between the saddle and my horse with a nice rise to the wither area for an average horse like mine with a couple inches of pad in front and behind my saddle (16.5") on the stand. I like that this does not have the upper girth straps, which I tend to cut off all my pads. Instead, it just has the lower girth loops, and exactly at the bottom of the flaps of my GP saddle. I like the cotton texture--not slippery but not tacky either, just a nice cottony, breathable fabric that should do well to wick away sweat. It is the same texture and thickness as my favorite dressage pads. I won't know until I use it how well it holds up and stays in place, but my first impressions are that this feels like the kind of pad I was hoping to find for my GP, similar to what I like about my dressage saddle pads (different brand). I'll give it a 5 star review at this time, but can't rate durability since it just arrived.
Date published: 2023-02-07