Cut-away Saddle Pad Can Help
that are ridden hard may sometimes develop a sore back. This is
not necessarily the horse’s fault but may have something to do
with the way the horse is ridden or the tack used. Cut-away
saddle pads are made with an opening to fit over sore spots on
the horse’s withers. However, there is another use for this type
The area over the rear vertebrae between the kidneys sometimes
becomes tender. Turn the cut-away saddle pad around with the
cutout portion to the rear of the horse. By doing this, you
prevent the saddle skirting and its lacing from rubbing on the
your horse’s rear vertebrae. Then you can ride your horse while
allowing the horse to heal.
I know this works because we have had horses that were
sore-backed and we healed them up and were still able to use
Wells 5-Star Contoured Saddle Pad – 100% virgin wool 30X30 –
7/8”- thick, cutaway over the withers, is a great pad to use.
This pad also remains flexible in cold weather, which is very
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