5 Star Equine Products, the BEST protection for your horse's back!
The World’s Finest 100% Wool. All Natural, 100% Wool Felt absorbs moisture and wicks it to drier areas.
100% Wool Contoured Saddle Pads are specially designed to fit the shape of your horse or mule’s back. Unique, two-piece construction eliminates spinal pressure and improves saddle fit—no over-cinching.
5-Star’s Contoured Pad is the ORIGINAL Western contour saddle pad with a true French Curve back line and withers slope. Special attention is given to wither height, back line variance and hip placement which results in a GREAT FITTING SADDLE PAD that CONFORMS to the shape of your horse or mule.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
The 5 Star Contoured Saddle Pad is the original Western contour saddle pad with “a true French Curve back line and withers slope.” Special attention is given to wither height, back line variance and hip placement which results in a GREAT FITTING SADDLE PAD that conforms to the shape of your horse or mule. This conscious effort in design has produced a pad that fits most breeds of horses and mules without “break-in” fitting.
Top quality, pressed, high density 100% WOOL FELT is the base pad component, with 5-6 oz. wear leathers on the sides and top line. This wool felt is manufactured to strict specifications, using the highest quality virgin wool (90%), blended with re-combed wool (10%) which allows for the highest degree of protection and economic benefit.
SADDLE PADS AND WHAT MANUFACTURERS DON’T TELL YOU!Marketing of saddle pads has become big business. All one has to do is make a web search and you will find over 15 pages of manufacturers. Each saddle pad company puts various marketing emphasis on their products. Emphasis ranges from comfort, fit, durability, ease of cleaning, cooling, compression protection, performance, close contact, blood flow to animal’s back and the list goes on.
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WHY USE WOOL?
The unique structure of wool fiber allows it to be pressed together with heat and steam to form a dense mat of FLEXIBLE, RESILIENT and elastic fiber, called felt. This ALL-NATURAL material has kinetic properties which enables it to ABSORB MOISTURE and WICKS it to drier areas as the concentrations increase. This wicking is what assists in HEAT REMOVAL.Research has proven that wool felt pads provide the BEST COMPRESSION PROTECTION for properly or improperly fitted saddles.
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IMPROVES SADDLE FIT–NO MORE OVER-CINCHING!
No other saddle pad or saddle blanket is necessary with the 5 Star Contoured Saddle Pad. Double padding creates movement and slippage. This slippage is usually compensated for by over cinching. The contoured fit of our pads means a limited need for cinching with minimal saddle movement. Square cut pads do not follow a horse’s back contour. This can result in unnecessary pressure and improper saddle fit which may cause pain and injury to your horse.
Check out how 5 Star Equine Product's 100% Virgin Wool Saddle Pads help our 5 Star Team Rider, Jackie Ganter, gain the competitive edge!
3,000 Miles, 16 Wild Horses, 5 states, 4 Men, 1 Goal: To ride from Mexico to Canada on an adventure of a lifetime through the deepest backcountry in the American West and prove the worth of 50,000 wild horses and burros in holding facilities. They used 5 Star 100% Virgin Wool Saddle Pads and 100% All-Natural Mohair Cinches. The horses had no saddle sores proving that 5 Star Equine Products is THE BEST protection for your horses's back!