Last month we told you about the group of riders from 42 states and 8 countries whose 5-
month journey on horseback took them from Mexico to the Canadian border. Now we'd like
to share some feedback about Cavallo Saddle Pads which were used on the ride.
Tom Seay, host of the American television show The Best of America by Horseback, led the 2,200 mile trek. Tom told us that "the Cavallo Saddle Pad was the pad of choice on the ride. When riders tried it, they continued to use it over any other pad. In fact, many riders were asking to borrow them from others when their horses got sore backs. The Cavallo pads really helped with any discomfort. Funnily, some of them mysteriously disappeared, only to be discovered under saddles. "We were wishing we had Cavallo pads for every horse on the ride -so they could be as comfortable as the lucky ones. Many people commented on the increased comfort they experienced as riders, since the shock absorbing features of Cavallo pads are second to none. Our epic ride was an amazing experience thanks to the comfort provided by Cavallo pads."
Cavallo saddle pads are receiving accolades not only from pleasure and working
riders, but also from equine experts including Mary Ann Simonds, M.A., Equine
Behaviorist, Horse-Rider Coach: "I have tried every pad on the market to help
relieve stress from bad-fitting saddles. Aside from a custom fit saddle, using two 1-
inch thick wool felt pads was the best solution until we tried the Cavallo pad. Sore
backs in the middle of the spine is common in jumpers upon landing when the saddle
gives and the rider's weight comes down in the middle of the horse's back. The
Cavallo pad performed equally or better than the wool pads we had been using to
reduce saddle pressure on the spine of several Grand Prix jumpers. The horses
stopped getting "strong" after the fences when their backs no longer hurt on landing. I
am recommending my clients try this pad first to determine if the saddle is indeed
causing the behavioral issues such as "teeth grinding", "pulling", "hurrying" or
"bucking" which is so commonly linked to sore back in horses. Thank you for sharing
your vision of making horse's lives more comfortable for competition and making an
affordable pad that works!"
Whether you're a Western or an English rider, Cavallo has the right saddle pad to ensure a great fit for you and your horse. TCS pads have a unique memory foam design which improves saddle fit, helps move the weight off the spine and allows the scapula to move freely. They are lightweight, reversible, aerated for comfort, and are easy to clean and care for. Please click Cavallo Total Comfort System Saddle Pads to learn more about how you too can have a comfortable ride ... your horse will thank you!