Riding without a saddle is now possible without harming your horse. Equestrian bareback pads or riding cushions are often not very good for the horse, causing discomfort rather than comfort, because the girth runs directly across the back and distributes all pressure onto one, maybe two spinous processes.
The Barefoot Ride-On-Pad has V-shaped girthing which distributes the pressure along the entire pad.
Barefoot deliberately decided against stirrup attachments as standing in stirrups would lead to pressure points.
The Ride-On-Pad is padded with high density foam in alternating thickness and is very stable on the horse’s back due to the Sympanova material on the underside. The upper side is made from microfibre which ensures good grip for the rider even at speed.
The girthing is stabilized by patches, which have real sheep wool on the underside so the girthing does not irritate the coat along the horse’s side.
- 3 D-rings to attach bags
- grab handle made from sturdy nylon
- horse friendly girthing
- slip-proof underside
Colour : Black or Brown
Sheep Wool Seat available separately
Dressage Girth required
Full: length 50cm, skirt 48cm
Pony: length 45cm, skirt 48cm
I bought this a few months ago, having first bought a barefoot Arizona for my canadian quarterhorse. Well to be honest I bought it for variety and for the evenings where I only had a few minutes to ride before darkness.
I love it, I love to feel my horse move under me, it most definitely helps my balance and my concentration, but it also helps me to relax and be in tune with my horse. So many people thought I was mad, I trotted on this before I trotted in my saddle! But now, so many people have tried it and loved it too. It's the best confidence booster, as you feel all your horse's movements and you can tune into them and completely connect. You almost feel like part of your horse.
My horse loves it too, I think, he stands completely still..even on the days I make a mess of mounting! Try one, you will love it.
Audrey Wallace | Carnoustie | January 2011