SHOCK-ABSORBING “SMARTFOAM” FOR PRESSURE RELIEF AND CONFORMING COMFORT – EXCELLENT TO PROTECT YOUR HORSE’S BACK TROUGHOUT LONG HOURS IN THE SADDLE.
The SMARTPAD is a highly praised amalgamation of space-age-engineered technology as well as natural components uniting to feel like a comforting, conforming cloud providing close contact between your Horse and you. You can be confident knowing that the SMARTPAD will connect you pleasurably and feel wonderful from the moment you put it on until you take it off, no matter how many miles you put on it. The SMARTPAD is comprised of the world’s most technologically advanced components designed to make sure your horse’s back is protected and body functions are actually enhanced in the process of carrying you. The features and practical benefits of this multi-layered pad include extraordinary pressure relief, temperature management, muscle function enhancement, moisture transport and evaporation for the horse and close contact opportunity for the rider.
THERMODYNAMIC CELLIANT fiber technology, which is woven into each of the pockets of the SMARTPAD actually lowers the body surface temperature of your horse, speeds muscle recovery, increases the transcutaneous oxygen levels of your horse’s back and therefore health, wellbeing and comfort of your Horse under saddle in the process of carrying you.
The SMARTPAD works great under any saddle. 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 a physically and mentally 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 SMARTPAD™ SMART FOAM has a compression factor that allows it to conform/compress to 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.
THERMODYNAMIC CELLIANT woven with NATURAL WOOL FIBER results in a soft-but-powerful underside surface touching your Horse’s body: The SMARTPAD™ actually lowers the body surface temperature of your horse, increases the transcutaneous oxygen levels of your Horse’s back, increases energy levels, and speeds muscle recovery. The vertically-oriented weave of the SMARTPAD™´s underside fibers enables it to wick perspiration extremely efficiently. All while protecting your Horse´s back whether you’re traveling in a 100-mile endurance race or enjoying some less strenuous riding!
CORDURA fabric on the topside of SMARTPAD™ is a non coated, breathable 1000 denier material that has been time tested to be as durable as anything on the market.
The CONTOURED SHAPE of the SMARTPAD™ offers generous wither clearance and center channel relief so that pressure dies not impact the spine.
The SMARTPAD™ is an orthopedic, anti-slip, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, machine washable saddle pad crafted in the USA.
SMARTPAD™ USAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Position the SMARTPAD™ on your Horse and place your saddle so that the pad is centered front to back and left to right.
The SMARTPAD™ works best with SMARTFLX™ Saddle Trees and the SMARTSADDLEPADS.com SHIMMING SYSTEM – yet it will improve your Horse´s comfort and well-being under any saddle.
CAUTION: The SMART FOAM inserts are temperature sensitive! They will be hard when it is cold and soft when warm. As your Horse’s body heat warms them, they will become softer and compress more as they conform. We suggest that you move your horse on line or allow the pad to sit for a few minutes before getting on.
TIGHTEN YOUR CINCH IN STAGES (!) – due to the compressing nature of the SMART FOAM you may have to tighten your girth up to 3 times more often than usual. CAUTION: We do not recommend to over-tightening your cinch, but check if you need to re-tighten your cinch prior to mounting and afterwards. Also double check to make certain withers have no pressure. (Tip: When your´re tightening your cinch, put one of your fists up under the pad´s front gullet area to preserve space there. Your Horse will appreciate it!)
SMARTPAD™ CARE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSURE A LONG LIFE: Follow this LINK to access detailed instructions.