When you get a Barefoot riding pad, it lets you ride without a saddle in a way that is also comfortable for your horse.
Most bareback pads or riding cushions are rather bad for the horse and cause discomfort rather than comfort, because the girth runs directly across the back and distributes all pressure onto one, maybe two spinous processes.
The Barefoot riding pad has a V-girthing which distributes the pressure along the entire pad. We deliberately decided against stirrup attachments as standing in stirrups would lead to pressure points.
The Barefoot® riding pad is padded with high density foam in alternating thickness and is very stable on the horse’s back due to the artificial rubber underside. The upper side is made from micro-fibre which ensures good grip for the rider even at speed.The girthing is stabilised by patches, which have real sheep wool on the underside so the girthing does not irritate the coat along the horse’s side.
We recommend the use in combination with the Barefoot sheepskin girth.
• 3 D-rings to attach bags
• Carry handle made from sturdy nylon
• Horse friendly girthing
• Slip-proof underside