EquineLUX professionals always stay on top of the industry trends, techniques, and technology. Using natural, high-tech and sport materials along with the innovative technology is the only way to make a saddle pad work to the horse's and rider's advantage. Therefore, most of the EquineLUX™ Saddle Pad's models are designed with such materials as Merino SHEARLING Sheepskin, breathable NON-SLIP Mesh, hypoallergenic 3-D SPACER Fabric, HIGH RESILIENCE Foam, 100% COTTON Fabric, and GENUINE Leather.
The majority of horse riding accessories are made in China in accordance with one simple principle 'the cheaper the better'. Despite the fact that functionality of low-priced saddle blankets is technologically limited, they still remain in demand. As a general rule, this kind of cheap horse equipment grabs the attention of the beginner riders, who strive to save some money.
Another widespread belief is that a saddle, if properly chosen, can always fit well. However, the horse's age, lifestyle and certain drawbacks of professional training, may result in losing or gaining fat or muscle mass, improving or degrading horse's body condition. This leads to obvious problems with the fit of the saddle, which can in its turn result in sores, swellings, hard spots, or blisters.
A true professional would have a tendency to take such factors as breathability, shock absorption, comfortable fit, and sweat-wicking feature into account when purchasing saddle pad and half-pad. When the saddle is properly fitted with a SHOCK-REDUCING™ Non-Slip Saddle Pad with SHIM POCKETS (this EquineLUX™ LUXURY Saddle Pad's model was released in December 2012), it will be interacting with a horse's back through a kind of body-shaped buffer. Equipped with set of open-cell High Resiliency open-cell foam shims, this innovative Saddle Pad allows for the overall weight to be redistributed over a larger area, thus it reduces impact on the pressure points of the horse's body. HR foam inserts allow for the overall weight to be redistributed over a larger area, thus reducing pressure and providing shock absorption effect. This effect can be prolonged by timely adjusting the positioning and thickness of the shims within and around of the problem areas on the horse's loins and withers.
The use of SHOCK-REDUCING™ Non-Slip Saddle Pad with SHIM POCKETS compensates for most of the common saddle fit problems. However, it must be done conscientiously, so that none of the shims interfere with saddle fit. This is especially important if a saddle tree is too narrow. Adding an excessive number of shims may result in incorrect balance and poor centering of the rider causing undue pressure in the front or the back of the saddle.
Nevertheless, a properly fitting saddle and a SHOCK-REDUCING Non-Slip Saddle Pad with SHIM POCKETS in conjunction with ComfortLUX SHEEPSKIN Half-Pad can make a big difference, the one between happy, quality performance and painful, miserable horseback riding.
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