Half Pads

Half Pads

Half pads are designed to fulfil specific functions, in contrast to regular saddle pads. They can provide shock absorption, compensate for ill-fitting saddles, raise the saddle or improve grip in cases where the saddle tends to slip.
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Acavallo Therapeutic Soft Gel Pad Acavallo Therapeutic Soft Gel Pad

Acavallo

Therapeutic Soft Gel Pad

€54.50
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Acavallo Gel Seat Saver Gel Out 10mm for Jumping Saddles Acavallo Gel Seat Saver Gel Out 10mm for Jumping Saddles

Acavallo

Gel Seat Saver Gel Out 10mm for Jumping Saddles

€99.00
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Eskadron Saddle Pad GEL ANTI SLIP

Eskadron

Saddle Pad GEL ANTI SLIP

€84.95
Horze Fur Half Pad Horze Fur Half Pad
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Horze

Fur Half Pad

€34.95
RRP: €39.95
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Horze Memory Foam Contour Pad Horze Memory Foam Contour Pad
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Memory Foam Contour Pad

€59.95
RRP: €64.95
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Christ Saddle pad for treeless saddles, spezial

Christ

Saddle pad for treeless saddles, spezial

€219.00
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Christ SD Champ for Iberica Plus

Christ

SD Champ for Iberica Plus

€175.00
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Christ Champ Saddle Pad for Treeless Saddles

Christ

Champ Saddle Pad for Treeless Saddles

€185.00
Christ Champ D Dressage Numnah

Christ

Champ D Dressage Numnah

€159.00
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Christ Square saddle pads Champ D

Christ

Square saddle pads Champ D

€185.00
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Christ Saddle pad Champ VS

Christ

Saddle pad Champ VS

€159.00
LeMieux Lambswool DR SQ, Half Lined

LeMieux

Lambswool DR SQ, Half Lined

€161.00
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LeMieux Lambskin Half Pad

LeMieux

Lambskin Half Pad

€118.95
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Christ Champ S Jumping Numnah

Christ

Champ S Jumping Numnah

€159.00
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Christ Spezial D Dressage Saddle Pad

Christ

Spezial D Dressage Saddle Pad

€299.00
(1)
Christ Saddlepad Portuguesa

Christ

Saddlepad Portuguesa

€299.00
Christ Special All Purpose Numnah

Christ

Special All Purpose Numnah

€195.00
(1)
Horze Fux Fur Pad Horze Fux Fur Pad
RRP -8%

Horze

Fux Fur Pad

€59.95
RRP: €64.95
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Christ Saddlepad Quantum

Christ

Saddlepad Quantum

€249.00
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Christ Champ S Jumping Saddle Pad

Christ

Champ S Jumping Saddle Pad

€159.00
Acavallo AC-Grip System & Memory Foam Half Pad Acavallo AC-Grip System & Memory Foam Half Pad
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Acavallo

AC-Grip System & Memory Foam Half Pad

€137.00
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Christ Western Roundskirt Saddle Pad

Christ

Western Roundskirt Saddle Pad

€195.00
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Eskadron Fauxfur Saddle Pad

Eskadron

Fauxfur Saddle Pad

€74.95
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Christ Champ VS All Purpose Saddle Pad

Christ

Champ VS All Purpose Saddle Pad

€159.00
Kentucky Horsewear Absorb Sheepskin Half Pad Kentucky Horsewear Absorb Sheepskin Half Pad

Kentucky Horsewear

Absorb Sheepskin Half Pad

€194.99
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Christ Saddle pad Champ 1/4 border VS

Christ

Saddle pad Champ 1/4 border VS

€185.00
F.R.A Cavallo pad type Engels, All-purpose TSP#209PE

Cavallo Hoof Boots F.R.A.

F.R.A Cavallo pad type Engels, All-purpose TSP#209PE

€133.78
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Kentucky Horsewear Anatomic Half Pad Absorb

Kentucky Horsewear

Anatomic Half Pad Absorb

€109.99
(4)
Christ Westernpad, 20mm depth, 80cm

Christ

Westernpad, 20mm depth, 80cm

€249.00
(1)
Horze Middle Riser Gel Pad
RRP -11%

Horze

Middle Riser Gel Pad

€79.95
RRP: €89.95
(2)
Christ Westerm Pad

Christ

Westerm Pad

€275.00
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Christ Westernpad, 30mm depth

Christ

Westernpad, 30mm depth

€299.00
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Kentucky Horsewear Sheepskin Anatomic Half Pad Absorb

Kentucky Horsewear

Sheepskin Anatomic Half Pad Absorb

€144.99
Pro-Sorb Lambskin Half Pad

LeMieux

Pro-Sorb Lambskin Half Pad

€139.95
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Christ Half pad kombi with border

Christ

Half pad kombi with border

€139.00
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X-Grip Twin Sided Half Pad

LeMieux

X-Grip Twin Sided Half Pad

€191.75
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Christ Half Pad with Edge

Christ

Half Pad with Edge

€139.00
(1)
Kentucky Horsewear Half Pad Correction Impact

Kentucky Horsewear

Half Pad Correction Impact

€184.99
Christ Champ D 1/4 Edge Dressage Numnah

Christ

Champ D 1/4 Edge Dressage Numnah

€185.00
Kentucky Horsewear Absorb Half Pad

Kentucky Horsewear

Absorb Half Pad

€159.99
(1)
LeMieux Prosorb Lambswool Halfpad 3 Pockets

LeMieux

Prosorb Lambswool Halfpad 3 Pockets

€154.00
Eskadron Saddle Pad CLIMATEX TRAPEZ

Eskadron

Saddle Pad CLIMATEX TRAPEZ

€52.95
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A choice of half pads in different materials 

The most common type of half pad is probably the sheepskin pad. It provides a shock-absorbing and back-protecting effect.

Gel pads are used to compensate for unevenness in the saddle or to make a saddle that does not fit perfectly more comfortable for the horse. For example, this can be achieved by choosing a half pad that raises the rear part of the saddle.

Anti-slip pads made of neoprene or with rubber coating keep the saddle in place. This may be necessary for horses with less pronounced withers.

In general, half pads have one thing in common: they should distribute the pressure from the saddle evenly over the entire horse's back, thus relieving the pressure on the horse. We stock half pads from leading brands such as Lemieux, Weatherbeeta and Acavallo.

The half pad lies between the horse's back and the saddle. It is designed to protect the horse's back by distributing the pressure of the saddle and rider evenly. It can be made of thick woollen fabric, sheepskin, gel or foam. At the same time, there should not be too much material between the saddle and the horse's back, to ensure that the fit of the saddle is not negatively affected. Western riders usually use Western pads made of a thick woollen material. These pads are very large and therefore fit western saddles well.

In general, the pad should lie on the horse's back over a large area in order to be able to distribute the pressure as widely as possible. The material must be thin but shock absorbing and soft. In addition, it should be soft enough to fit snugly to the horse's back.

Half pads are available in various designs. They can be made of sheepskin, have gel padding or replaceable panels, be filled with air, or offer front or rear elevation. 

Ultimately, they all serve to correct minor flaws in the fit of your saddle and to reduce the pressure on the horse's back by distributing it comfortably.

This helps you to adjust your saddle a little better, for example when your horse is in the growth phase or is being retrained after a break. 

Half pads come in a choice of styles. Choose one based on the function you'd like it to fulfil. For example, if you want extra shock absorbing properties or to distribute the pressure of the saddle and rider better on the horse's back, gel pads are excellent. The gel in this type of pad spreads under the saddle and compensates well for minor fit issues.

Sheepskin offers excellent breathability, as the natural material absorbs moisture well and provides good ventilation. At the same time, a sheepskin pad also offers a shock-absorbing effect.

You can also choose a riser. These are half pads that have inserts at the front or rear to slightly raise your saddle and keep it more level. It is best to think about what you want the half pad to achieve before buying it, then choose based on that.

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