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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Pro-Sorb Lambskin Half Pad

LeMieux

Pro-Sorb Lambskin Half Pad

€139.95
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LeMieux Lambskin Half Pad

LeMieux

Lambskin Half Pad

€118.95
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Horze Fur Half Pad
RRP -50%

Horze

Fur Half Pad

€17.47
RRP: €34.95
(60)
Horze Harleigh Sheepskin Rising Pad with Spine free
RRP -10%

Horze

Harleigh Sheepskin Rising Pad with Spine free

€89.95
RRP: €99.95
(12)
Horze Harleigh Gel Pad with Lambskin Trim
RRP -23%

Horze

Harleigh Gel Pad with Lambskin Trim

€99.95
RRP: €129.00
(2)
Horze Fux Fur Pad
RRP -8%

Horze

Fux Fur Pad

€54.95
RRP: €59.95
(20)
LeMieux Lambswool DR SQ, Half Lined

LeMieux

Lambswool DR SQ, Half Lined

€161.00
LeMieux Pro-Sorb Half Pad

LeMieux

Pro-Sorb Half Pad

€83.95
(11)
Horze Gel Back Riser Pad
RRP -10%

Horze

Gel Back Riser Pad

€44.95
RRP: €49.95
(23)
Acavallo Memory Foam Half Pad

Acavallo

Memory Foam Half Pad

€109.00
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Horze Gel Front Riser Pad
RRP -10%

Horze

Gel Front Riser Pad

€44.95
RRP: €49.95
(38)
Acavallo Gel Seat Saver Gel Out 10mm for Jumping Saddles Acavallo Gel Seat Saver Gel Out 10mm for Jumping Saddles
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Acavallo

Gel Seat Saver Gel Out 10mm for Jumping Saddles

€99.00
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Eskadron Fauxfur Saddle Pad
RRP -10%

Eskadron

Fauxfur Saddle Pad

€67.45
RRP: €74.95
(1)
Acavallo Gel Rear Riser Acavallo Gel Rear Riser

Acavallo

Gel Rear Riser

€68.00
(2)
Acavallo Gel Pad And Rear Riser

Acavallo

Gel Pad And Rear Riser

€59.95
(2)
LeMieux Lambswool GP Numnah, half lined

LeMieux

Lambswool GP Numnah, half lined

€138.55
(3)
Christ Saddle pad for treeless saddles, spezial

Christ

Saddle pad for treeless saddles, spezial

€219.00
(2)
Christ Champ Saddle Pad for Treeless Saddles

Christ

Champ Saddle Pad for Treeless Saddles

€185.00
Christ Saddle pad Champ VS

Christ

Saddle pad Champ VS

€159.00
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X-Grip Twin Sided Half Pad

LeMieux

X-Grip Twin Sided Half Pad

€191.75
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Christ Champ Ultra Plus-DT All Purpose Saddle Pad

Christ

Champ Ultra Plus-DT All Purpose Saddle Pad

€219.00
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Christ Special All Purpose Numnah

Christ

Special All Purpose Numnah

€195.00
(1)
Christ Square saddle pads Champ D

Christ

Square saddle pads Champ D

€185.00
(3)
Christ Champ D Dressage Numnah

Christ

Champ D Dressage Numnah

€159.00
(3)
Christ Spezial D Dressage Saddle Pad

Christ

Spezial D Dressage Saddle Pad

€299.00
(1)
Christ Champ Ultra Plus-DT Dressage Numnah

Christ

Champ Ultra Plus-DT Dressage Numnah

€219.00
(1)
Christ Champ S Jumping Saddle Pad

Christ

Champ S Jumping Saddle Pad

€159.00
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

€129.00
(1)
Christ Saddlepad Quantum

Christ

Saddlepad Quantum

€249.00
(1)
Christ Champ Ultra Plus-DT Jumping Numnah

Christ

Champ Ultra Plus-DT Jumping Numnah

€219.00
Christ Saddlepad Portuguesa

Christ

Saddlepad Portuguesa

€299.00
Christ Square saddle pads Spezial S

Christ

Square saddle pads Spezial S

€269.00
Eskadron Saddle Pad LAMBSKIN
RRP -10%

Eskadron

Saddle Pad LAMBSKIN

€94.45
RRP: €104.95
(4)
Kentucky Horsewear Absorb Half Pad

Kentucky Horsewear

Absorb Half Pad

€159.99
(1)
Christ Champ D 1/4 Edge Dressage Numnah

Christ

Champ D 1/4 Edge Dressage Numnah

€185.00
Christ Champ VS All Purpose Saddle Pad

Christ

Champ VS All Purpose Saddle Pad

€159.00
Back on Track Western Saddle Pad

Back on Track

Western Saddle Pad

€82.90
(4)
Christ Western Roundskirt Saddle Pad

Christ

Western Roundskirt Saddle Pad

€195.00
Kentucky Horsewear Anatomic Half Pad Absorb

Kentucky Horsewear

Anatomic Half Pad Absorb

€109.99
(4)
Christ Champ S Jumping Numnah

Christ

Champ S Jumping Numnah

€159.00
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Eskadron Saddle Pad CLIMATEX TRAPEZ
RRP -10%

Eskadron

Saddle Pad CLIMATEX TRAPEZ

€47.65
RRP: €52.95
Available now
Cavalleria Toscana Dressage Halfpad

Cavalleria Toscana

Dressage Halfpad

€175.00
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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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