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SmartPak (#28835)

SmartPak Gel Half Pad

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Overview

Why We Love This

The SmartPak Gel Half Pad is one smart way to your horse extra cushion while also keeping your saddle in place. The gel technology is shock absorbing, so you and your horse can have a more comfortable ride. It also has anti-slip grip to help keep your saddle securely in place. Plus, the perforation allows heat to escape and allows cooling airflow to keep your horse’s back from getting too hot. Feel it for yourself – you and your horse will love the cushiony comfort and relief that this half pad provides. 

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For best care, we recommend rinsing with warm, soapy water and storing in a cool, dry place.
Favorite Features
  • Shock absorbing to help keep your horse's back comfortable
  • Anti-slip grip keeps your saddle securely in place
  • Perforation allows for cooling airflow to keep your horse comfortable
Key Specifications
  • Spine Measurement: 21"
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Sizing
One Size 21"L x 1/4" thick at center
What Customers Say:
Specifications
Spine Measurement 21"
Reviews
SmartPak Gel Half Pad is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not at all what I was expecting This product is not at all what I was expecting or in need of. I was looking for an actual half pad - this seems to be more of a non-slip type gel pad(if it can even be called that?) It’s thin and extremely sticky, it stuck to itself when I pulled it off the cardboard it came on in its package. I can’t even imagine what it would look like after it was around an actual horse and it inevitably got horse hair on it. If you need something sticky to slide between your saddle pad and saddle, go for it; but if you’re looking for something to provide any kind of support (or whatever reason you’re in need of a HALF PAD) do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. I will be returning this product and investing in something else.
Date published: 2020-04-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not My Cup Of Tea I ordered this thinking it would be good for my 17.2 warmblood gelding with kissing spine. The saddle fitter and vet said he needed extra padding even with the custom fit, just to protect him from getting backsore. At first, it seemed like a dream come true, it kept the saddle in place, and I could feel every movement in his back. Two weeks later, I was currying him and he was very sore. When I compared this pad to the Kavallerie pad (another person at the barn owned it) the Smartpak pad was half the thickness. Also, while riding the local hiking trails, I used it on my small mare who has no back problems. The first 10 minutes were great, then my lower back started to hurt. With every drop down and going over fallen trees, I could feel the impact in my back. She was fine, but at the end of the ride I needed ibuprofen. So I invested in the Kavallerie back pad and gave it a try. My gelding's back and mine are much happier with the extra thickness.
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Saddle stays in place! This half-pad is very thin and is great if you are just looking for a little more cushion and give! Saddle stays in place too! Does not provide any 'support,adjustments' to saddle fit. I bought the clear one and it does get dirty after a few uses. Cleaning is easy and can just wet with a hose or rag, but doesn't ever come 100% clean. I would recommend the black one if you are concerned about look! I think this price is a bit steep, but I would recommend this product.
Date published: 2020-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gel Pad! This saddle pad was bought for my barn almost a year ago, and it has held up amazingly. I have a SUPER slippery TB mare and it kept my saddle in place the whole time. The only thing I would have to say is that the black is more of a green, due to the fact that it’s made of gel. Really great pad though and I plan on buying another.
Date published: 2020-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I love this pad! It is super grippy so my saddle doesn't slide at all. I have a high withered TB and it had not ripped like some of the other pads I have used. Its easy to clean and durable . Just an overall great find.
Date published: 2019-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely love this gel half pad! And it is the best price I could find.
Date published: 2019-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really works This keeps my saddle exactly where I put it and is protecting my horses back!
Date published: 2019-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed My saddle fits well and I felt my sheepskin pad was just a little too much. I don't like to use just my saddle pad and wanted to add some shock absorbing cushion. This was just right! Haven't used it long enough to know about durability. Hence the 4, not 5 stars.
Date published: 2019-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gel Pad Gets the Job Done Great gel half pad, does it job well, much better price than some of the other options out there. I’ve only used it for a few weeks, but it wears well & can just be wiped off.
Date published: 2019-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great for how I am using it I purchased this to cut up and use as shims. Worked great, it holds its shape along the cut edge and being rubbery gel I don't anticipate it fraying or crumbling. Also because it sticks to itself the pieces aren't shifting around or bunching. It is working great and I feel more comfortable in the saddle sitting on top of these. My mare is very stoic so she never really gets grumpy or happy about her saddle so I can't speak to horse comfort level but she seems more forward with this vs some other shim materials.
Date published: 2019-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job I just needed something thin under the saddle to keep the pad a little drier as well as to provide a smidge of cushion. I hope it lasts awhile! Too soon to tell. :-)
Date published: 2019-06-12
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