Hybrid Smartpad®

$389.00$399.00

Therapeutic shimmable all-in-one full Western pad with contoured shape and 21″ flap for our Hybrid Cruiser saddle model and other Western saddles. SmartFoam™️ core provides superior shock absorption and pressure-point protection. Conforming compression of the left and right SmartFoam™ shim pockets under your saddle allow close contact with your horse while maintaining impact reduction. Full panel shim pockets with easy top and front access – use with VersaFit™️ Shims for the ultimate custom contoured saddle fit.  Top layer is durable Cordura® or light SmartBreeze, bottom is breathable, moisture wicking TecFleece.  Made in USA.

  • Pressure protection with generous wither clearance
  • SmartFoam™️ cores: high performance, premium quality grade 3/4” (1.9 cm) cushioning foam, unparalleled therapeutic pressure-point relief, shock protection and load distribution.
  • Full length shim pockets without restrictive vertical seams, allowing for limitless micro-adjustments; convenient top spine and front openings for easy shim placement.

Fabric Choices:
Breeze/TecFleece: Quick dry, easy clean material with breathable top layer and moisture wicking, soft underside
Cordura/TecFleece: Easy clean material with super durable, long-lasting, water resistant top layer and moisture wicking, soft underside

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HOW TO USE

All-in-one pad for use directly between your horse and Hybrid Cruiser saddle.
We recommend using VersaFit™ Shims in your pad to create a custom-contoured ideal saddle fit.  Even if your current saddle fits well, the addition of our specially shaped shoulder shim behind the furthest backswing point of the scapula will give your horse greater freedom of movement and improve comfort and performance.   NOTE– Shims should be installed prior to placing pad on your horse. (Click HERE for shimming information.)

NOTE: The SmartFoam™ inserts are temperature sensitive.  They will be firmer if it’s colder, and softer when warmer.  During cooler weather, your horse’s body heat will warm the inserts, allowing them to soften and conform.  Tighten your girth in stages, going up one hole at a time on each side.  This will reduce potential lateral imbalance.  When temperatures are low, allow the pad to sit on your horse for a few minutes, or move your horse on the ground a bit before mounting.  Due to the unique compression qualities of the SmartFoam™, you may need to tighten your girth an extra time or two.

FURTHER INFO
The HYBRID SMARTPAD® works great under our Hybrid Cruiser saddles. Easy-acess pockets to hold your SHIMS for successful MANAGEMENT OF THE INTERFACE.
Best value in combination with SMARTFLX™ saddle trees. 100% breathable, orthopedic, anti-slip, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, easily to clean. Currently available in black. Crafted in the USA.

Our unique shimming concept provides a simple way to offer dynamic custom fit. The welcoming “hug” of our saddles’ undersides provides for an un-restricted equine athlete capable of enjoying full physical potential under saddle.The original SMARTPAD® inserts – housed inside the sculpted pockets of the pad – are designed to support the Horse’s back under the saddle tree bars, leaving the bottom section of the pad appropriately thin so you can have a good leg communication with your horse. This SMART FOAM is the most advanced impact reduction material in the world of MEMORY FOAMS which are manufactured with many different consistencies, impact deflection and compression capacities and are not as effective as SMART FOAM.

The original  SMART FOAM has a compression factor that allows it to conform/compress to less ¼ of its original thickness where needed to accommodate pressure points, yet it loses no more than 2% of its impact deflection properties.

A FUN EXPERIMENT
Check the amazing characteristics of the SMARTPAD® by putting your hand underneath the pad (even on a very hard surface) and having someone stand on the pad: You will feel weight impact, but you will not feel any pain.

SIZE
27″ // 68.50″ along spine, Flap length 21” // 53.34 cm

SMARTPAD® CARE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSURE A LONG LIFE

Excess hair can be easily removed with simple rubber scraper. Hose clean, drip dry. Follow this LINK to access detailed instructions.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 83 × 40 × 24.5 cm
Choose your Fabric

Breeze/TecFleece, Cordura/TecFleece

Sizing Guide

SMALL: 28″//71 cm along the spine x 33.75″ //86 cm wide from wingtip to wingtip laid out flat.
MEDIUM: 30″//76 cm along the spine x 33.75″//86 cm wide from wingtip to wingtip laid out flat.
LARGE: 32″//81 cm along the spine x 33.75″//86 cm wide from wingtip to wingtip laid out flat.