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Best Friend Eastern Style Bareback Saddle Pad

3.9 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
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Price: $55.05 - $70.00
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Brown with Black
  • Synthetic suede top for a better gripping seat
  • Non slip breathable bottom and girth
  • High density foam filled for a comfortable ride
  • Contoured for a great fit
  • Very easy to clean and care for

Product Description

Bareback Pad - Best Friend English Style Bareback Pad Best Friend is the best English bareback pad on the market! The non slip girth and underside keep the pad from slipping. The synthetic suede fabric is breathable and easy to care for, simply brush off and wipe up with a damp cloth. The pad is filled with a high density foam padding. At the withers there is additional cushioning. The pad is contoured proving a superior fit. Adult will adjust from approximately 60 up to 86 Great colors to choose from: Black, Brown with Black Trim, Hunter Green, Navy Blue, Navy/Maroon/White Trim, Navy/White Trim, Navy/Purple Trim, Purple/Black, Red.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 17 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00GPE6Y8W
  • Item model number: BF015BK-Parent
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,237 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)

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Customer Reviews

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Size: HorseColor: Black Verified Purchase
The thing that sets this pad apart from others I've used is that it actually stays put–no slipping backwards while I ride, and the padding is thick without getting in the way. I do put a saddlepad under it for extra padding (my horse is 25 years old and has a rather bony back). The girth straps for the adult size are long enough that it would probably fit most non-draft horses. The material on top has enough grip that I don't slide around on the pad. It appears very sturdy, like it will last many years (and a friend who has the child-size actually has had hers for several years, and it's still good). All in all, very impressed.
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Size: ChildColor: Black Verified Purchase
I really love the shape of these pads. I have used a lot of different bareback pads and this one is the best by far. It feels nice and secure when you ride with it. Thick(but not overly so like fleece), durable.

Now the bad...

Even with the non slip stuff it still slides back. I end up sitting a little farther up on the pad than I would like. It is not uncomfortable and the pad does not slide around or cause you to loose balance. I wish it had breast collar loops. It seems like once it gets back off the withers some it stays in that spot.
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Size: PonyColor: Hunter Green Verified Purchase
I ordered the horse-sized pad for my 16.2 Andalusian gelding. It is a lovely green, and seems to be good quality - I'm interested to see how it will wash, and intend to edit this review if it fades or gets bunchy. I used it for the first time today and it was comfortable. However, for a horse-sized pad, it seems very small - it looks like a child's pad on my horse. Also, though my horse isn't huge, the girth strap is laughably small in length and came no where near the strap it needed to buckle to when I went to fasten it.

Apparently this is a common problem, and whether fortunately or by design, Best Friends offers a matching bareback pad girth extender which I have just ordered. However, I think they should send a horse-sized girth with a horse-sized pad, and in my opinion that is not what they are doing.
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Size: ChildColor: Brown with Black Verified Purchase
This pad is perfect. It's a good fit for child and pony and the outer material helps keep the rider in place. Really helps with balance and confidence.
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Size: HorseColor: Navy/Maroon Verified Purchase
This is my first bareback pad. I got it to help me with my seat. It was just the right amount of padding to be comfortable but thin enough to feel the movement of my horse like I wanted to. He was spooked by a snow mobile and a ninja like barn cat. He came 2 foot off the ground and darted while I and this saddle stayed put. Highly recommended!
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Size: HorseColor: Red Verified Purchase
and well worth the money. I like how it fits and it's good material. Even the colors were pretty good.
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