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SmartTherapy Dressage Saddle Pad

SmartTherapy® ThermoBalance® Ceramic Dressage Saddle Pad

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Keep your horse’s back supple and loose with the SmartTherapy® ThermoBalance® Ceramic Dressage Saddle Pad. Ceramic particles in the pad’s ThermoBalance® underside reflect body heat back as soothing far infrared rays, making it ideal for cold-backed or hard-working horses. These rays penetrate beneath the skin to activate blood flow, which may help decrease inflammation. The exterior mesh layer not only provides ventilation, but style, too. Hints of metallic thread in the top layer's quilted fabric add subtle shine, giving the pad a luxe look. In addition to the therapeutic benefits of cFIR technology, the pad’s curving anatomical shape mimics your horse’s topline for further comfort and freer movement under saddle.

Also available in AP and Western cuts!
Ceramic far infrared radiation (cFIR) technology:
  • Increases blood flow, promoting body’s natural healing process
  • May help decrease inflammation
  • Improves recovery
  • Protects from oxidative stress

Favorite Features

  • Ideal for cold-backed, stiff, or performance horses
  • Combines style and comfort with black binding, grey piping, and subtle shine
  • ThermoBalance® fabric targets and soothes back muscles
  • Increased circulation quickens warm up and recovery
  • Ergonomic shape
  • Sturdy billet and girth straps
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Instructions for Use:
Washing Instructions:
• Machine wash in cold to warm water
• Use mild detergent
• Hang to dry
• Do not use bleach or fabric softener
• Do not put in dryer

Instructions for first use:
• Because different horses take different lengths of time to get used to ceramic technology, introduce your horse to SmartTherapy™ ThermoBalance™ slowly
• Start with 1 to 3 hours per day for the first few days and observe your horse’s response
• After 4 or 5 days, if your horse seems acclimated, you may gradually increase the number of hours the product is worn each day if desired
• If your horse is accustomed to wearing gear unsupervised and it will be safe for them to do so, consider having your horse wear the product overnight to maximize SmartTherapy’s benefits
23" spine x 21" drop
What Customers Say:
SmartTherapy® ThermoBalance® Ceramic Dressage Saddle Pad is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would recommend over Back on Track! Have ridden in this pad 4-5 times now and I think I like it more than Back on Track! My horse is happy and his back seems comfortable. Lower price point and is quite durable. Does not slip backwards or down on his withers. Cannot speak to how long it will last yet, but it has good wicking and my horse doesn’t sweat much underneath. Does collect some hair, but as expected. Would buy again!
Date published: 2022-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazed at How Well This Works! I was one of those people who has always wanted to try a saddle pad like this but the price always kept me away (and I was skeptical of how much of a difference it could make). I got this to share between my 7 year old OTTB and 23 year old quarter horse. My boys LOVE this pad!! It was funny watching them respond to it initially but it's gotten my thoroughbred so soft and accepting contact much faster than before. He's much more relaxed and is trying harder to carry himself. My rides have been so much different since using this in his training! My quarter horse seems to enjoy this pad as well and I thought it would be some additional comfort during our hacks and rides. If you are on the fence try this! The only con is I ordered the black and it definitely looks like a deep navy in person. I thought I ordered the wrong color at first! Otherwise this is a fantastic product and I have recommended it to my friends.
Date published: 2022-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these! I bought one of these during the Black Friday event to see how it compared to my BOT pads. Very different in a good way. Super flexible and light. Better contour to my horse's back. I can't speak to the warm it might add by my horse seems happy. I've only owned and used it for about a week so I can't speak to the longevity. Very pretty design. I would love to see more colors!
Date published: 2021-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely saddle pad I recently bought this saddle pad, hoping that it would help my horse loosen up her back and be more comfortable because of the ceramic inserts. It is a beautifully made, sturdy pad, and I love the colors(would be nice if it came in a greater range of colors). I haven't used it enough to be able to see a difference in how she warms up or moves, but it seems to be a good pad regardless.
Date published: 2021-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this saddle pad I bought a black one early spring and love it so much decided to buy a navy one.
Date published: 2021-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size and fit. Love the fit on my horse and washes great. Purchased the white pad. Love the black piping.
Date published: 2021-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse loves this pad! I tried this on my horse and he is sooo much happier I bought a second one. It looks great, washes great and is well padded.
Date published: 2021-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps my horse much cooler Living in a very warm area, keeping my horse cool while riding is almost impossible. I have noticed that sweating under the saddle pad has decreased (the heat has not).
Date published: 2021-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light pad My sensitive mare really likes this pad and so do I. Right away I noticed that this pad is lighter than some of the other therapeutic pads meaning that I can use it in the southern US summer heat. It is barely large enough for my dressage saddle but it works. So far it is holding up well. I would love to see it in some other colors.
Date published: 2021-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes all the difference for a sensitive back I have used two of these pads in black exclusively since June of 2020, having used each approximately 100 times a piece and washing them several times. The ceramic tech has made all the difference in my horse's warmup time and overall back comfort! Only now in the last couple of weeks have I had the piping just behind the girth keeper begin to fray, which does make me wish there was some sort of alternate material where the leg and girth naturally rub. Otherwise these pads are beautiful, effective, and definitely durable!
Date published: 2021-05-21
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SmartTherapy features ThermoBalance™, a ceramic-infused fabric that can help your horse train better and recover faster. Check it out here!

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