SmartTherapy® ThermoBalance® Ceramic Memory Foam AP Saddle Pad is rated
Rated 3 out of
Nice warming action but thin memory foam
I have the Western version of this pad, and love it for its lightweight thickness and gentle warming action. I also use the regular Smart Pak Memory Foam AP pad when I ride English, so I was excited to see this ceramic technology available in the Memory Foam AP style. However, and as has been noted by a reviewer of the Smart Pak Memory Foam Ceramic Dressage pad, the memory foam on this version is much thinner and more compressible than that on the original Memory Foam AP pad. I tested this against my hand, applying pressure against the foam, and felt every pressure point right away. It seems like they changed the foam. I wouldn't recommend this pad without a half pad, as it doesn't seem to provide similar protection to the original version. Considering this version comes at a significant upgrade in cost, I would prefer to use the regular Smart Pak Ceramic AP pad with a half pad.
Date published: 2023-03-29