At first look I was skeptical about the material used to make this pad. Between the saddle and traditional saddle pad it does not budge and keeps everything perfectly in place. More importantly I could feel my horse's back better than with any other pad I have used. Now a believer.
Just what my horse needed for saddle bridging.
This is just what my horse needed to make his saddle a more comfortable fit.
I have had so much trouble trying to make my horse comfortable under saddle. She would lay her ears back when I cinched the saddle and hated to go faster than a walk. She had dry spots on both sides of her withers. I put the saddle on without a pad and felt slight bridging. I ordered the the mid ride gel pad. It worked perfect.
My horse is very hard to fit with a saddle. He has a dip in his back and the saddle tends to bridge and rub hair on the loins. The middle riser gel pad really helps.
This product is very floppy and almost like gel. It does not stay very clean, but it definitely add cushion!
I have just started using this saddle pad on my 2 western horses and love the added support that it offers!
Total live saver for my horses back
Used both of the kavallarie pads for two sway back horses. One is moderate in her sway back. But the other is more pronounced. We rode trails in Kanopolis Kansas, and both horses did well, with no signs of pain. I felt the pad really was comfortable and helped me. Thank you, very much.
Very fast and courteous service for this product. It seems to prevent the bridging and shoulder blocking. It is a little floppy and difficult to handle. It would be helpful to have maybe a cotton cover for it. It seems very sturdy.
I have other pads from this company. Their products are the best.
Immensely with the bridging on my horses back and he’s been moving much better. Very glad I got this middle riser pad for him!
My favorite most comfortable for me saddle has been bridging and pinching my horse's shoulders behind the withers as he has gained muscling. This pad has helped but is not the complete answer to the saddle fit issue.
It has not helped my horse’s behavior, but it is definitely making a cushier seat for me & I feel sure it’s helping his back as well.
I LOVE the middle riser gel pad. My horse has a bit of lordosis (slight sway to his back). Only a custom saddle would fit without bridging. This gel pad with the middle riser makes my saddle fit perfectly.
Once again, great customer service and a great product!
Love this pad, saddle doesn’t slip and horses move better using this pad.
Was perfect for my horse. No other pad was working on his back. Plus it is easy to clean.
It works well on the elderly horse I am using it on.
Very nice product. Unfortunately, I'll still need to purchase a new saddle for my horse.
The gel pad filled the space behind my horse's high withers & back nicely.
So far it has also helped keep the saddle pad from sliding backwards.
Only used it twice to date so the durability & effectiveness over time has yet to be seen.
Customer service leaves a bit to be desired.
It helps me feel more comfortable which my horse responds immediately! He was to move forward and lift his back. I do less work and in return we can get right to work and we both enjoy it!
Excellent pad I just ordered wrong one it did exactly what it said it would do.
It’s keeping my 30 yr old mare in light work and her back happy .
This pad is the only pad I have ever had that stayed under my saddle in between another small pad. It never worked its way out or moved forward I love how it stayed put. I would recommend these pads to anyone.
Love this mid riser pad on my senior RMH. I have a lite weight saddle and use full sheepskin saddle pads but still wanted more to make her comfortable. This pad does the trick I received my pad quickly. The nicest thing was the full descriptions and pictures of the pads so I knew exactly which one I needed and how it was made.
I have a wide-bodied warmblood that is a little low in the back, causing a slight-to-moderate bridge with every saddle I've tried. The mid-rise gel pad has made a big difference: after half-a-dozen rides I can feel him beginning to relax under my weight and show more comfort stretching forward.
The only reason I didn't say "Love" it is because everything sticks to it, including his shedding winter coat!
My horse started having back issues recently. He has had shock wave, back injections and acupuncture, which has made a huge difference. My vet recommended adding a gel pad. I did extensive research looking for a gel pad that was breathable and would help soften the stress of the saddle and rider. I love this pad! It is light weight, doesn't move, can be worn under your pad or on top of the pad. I purchased the mid rise option and so far seems to be working in combination with the breathable saddle pad, which I also purchased.
Great product, has really helped with saddle slippage.Speedy service, and great customer service too.Thank you!
Thank you for your product.I am very satisfied with it my TB mare is 18 yrs old and started to dip a little and my instructor says it makes the saddle sit better.Also delivery was excellent
I did not use it as i realized from actually seeing it that it would nit be a good fit for my horse who has lost topline from front to back and not just in middle. So I returned it and got the air release instead which I will use tomorrow. My experience with Kavallerie has been exceptional.
Really happy with the pad, love the fact that it can be cold washed
Achieves the purpose of filling in my horse's dropped back so his saddle does not bridge.
This is the best pad i have ever had. Everyone should look at this pad. Thanks
can't say only the horse knows if it helps. i hope he is more comfortable
I have a older Rocky Mountain Horse that we have had since October 2017. When we bought him he had 3 bumps on his back due to poor saddle fit. The previous owners were riding him in a very pricey Tucker Saddle.
He had a serious bridging problem with every saddle I tried on him. Until I purchased this mid riser pad.
I put it on first then a light weight western pad then my Crates Western saddle. I ride all day long going up and down the mountains. His bumps on his back are gone! He's one happy boy. Instead of having to spend a bunch of $$$ on a custom saddle for my older boy I purchased the mid riser for under $100.
Pleased with how it works
So far so good. Like I can use it under any of my saddles to help the low spot in my horses conformation. We'll see how it stands up to the test of time
I can now use my favorite saddle on my slightly sway-backed horse. I tried several other solutions--this one really worked! Thank you for making this creative problem solver available
This half pad is one of the best half pads that I have yet to come across. As I ride horses multiple times a week and year round this half pad helps with the pressure & wither relief along with the nice air holes throughout giving the horse as much comfort as possible. Along with the relief and comfort for the horse, it is anti-slip and my saddle never moves out of place. All the horses I have ridden with this pad, have been so relaxed, comfortable and willing to work. This pad comes in four different types to fit your saddle and horses' needs. I got the seat saver and am more than pleased. 100% recommend to any rider looking for a nice half pad for their horse!
I love this saddle pad!!I was a little nervous at first to use this pad, only becasue i was so in love with my other half pad, but this pad was so much better! The shipping was great and It arrive clean and nicely packaged. I have two completly different style quarter horses, and was pleased to finally find a saddle pad that works for them both! I got the front riser, but i found i could also turn it around and ride with it as if it was a rear riser so it will work for almost any horse! I used this pad under my english, and western saddle, and you cant see it under either. I used this saddle pad without a brest collar and neither saddle moved at all, which is unheard of for me! The saddle pad provides comfort for you and you horse, you can feel that it is shock absorbing as soon as you sit down. One of my quarter horses has slight arthritis in her back, and she rode for longer than she has been able to in a year, becasue of this pad. I have had my same western saddle for 3 years, and never thought i could own a more comfortable saddle. But when i sat down with this pad, it was like it was brand new, the seat feels very comfortable underneath you. This is an amazing saddle pad if you are looking to get a little build up under your saddle to better comfort your horse, or if you are having trouble keeping your saddle in one place!
I can honestly say how much I LOVE this pad. Going back to using a gel pad to my normal tacking routine and this one makes all the others seem like a piece of paper. The Kavallerie pad is very thick, yet extremely pliable and easily impressionable. I use it directly on the horses back and then tack up with my normal saddle pad and half pad on top of that. Does not seem to add any bulk to my tack and despite the thickness of the pad once it is under my saddle pads you cannot tell. Yet it is just as effective and allows my saddle to move with the horse. I have only had it a few days but can already tell it will be apart of my daily riding routine. I have the "seat saver" pad where the thickness is the same throughout. It has a wonderful added "spine" to it where the gel is thinner, but allows it to sit snuggly on the horse and provide relief along the withers and spine. Leaves my horse with no discomfort or rubbing, seems easy enough to rinse off if dirty. Worth every penny if this is something you are looking for. I would highly recommend. I also had the pleasure of talking with the Kavallerie team with some questions I had and they were wonderful to speak to and always timely in responding.
The Kavallerie half pad has been a great addition to my collection of half pads. It feels very secure when you ride and provides Great support for your saddle and horse.The middle riser worked really well for a gelding coming back to work who's top line was atrophied. The build up allowed the saddle to fit properly while his muscles developed enough to fill in his top line.At first glance, I was worried that the pad would collect dirt and look unkempt because the material is a bit tacky. After using it a few times however, it proved to stay clean.It is important to get the pad straight, with the seem running perfectly down the spine or it feels lumpy when you ride.I have recommended this product to multiple friends and will continue to do so!
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