Learn to ride bareback in Caroline’s favorite (and the horses) bareback pad!
"I've tried just about every bareback pad over the years and the one I use and recommend is the safest, most comfortable and works the best for both horse and rider"
This is the best bareback pad out there! Unlike most pads, this pad offers the best features for both horse and rider!
The MacPherson Bareback Pad allows you to connect to the horse's back (feel the horse's back). It also conforms to each horse and rider's unique shape. This is a very important safety issue as you will not have the level of riding safety if you are not sitting on your balance point.
Another safety feature is the leather strap across the wither area that connects to the D ring on each side. The leather strap not only helps to keep the pad in place (over the lower part of the horse's wither), connecting to the D ring on each side helps to pull the pad down, securing it in place once cinched. I also recommend leather cinches vs nylon because leather is more flexible and adheres better.
This pad is also made to sit high and over the wither area of your horse. Unlike a saddle, bareback pads give and allow the horse's shoulder area to move freely. It is important that the bareback pad sits up high on the wither, so the leather strap is at the bottom of the wither (for reference, please see photos). This position not only is most comfortable for your horse (keeps pad securely in place), it puts you on your balance point by tilting your pelvis back.
If you are concerned with the level of your horse's comfort and are questioning the thickness of this pad, please don't worry. I have used this pad for 15 years and have never caused a sore back, rub marks or discomfort of any kind. The horse will feel your seat bones and as long as you are sitting on your balance point, and moving with the horse, you will not be sore, nor will you cause soreness.
NOTE: This pad is stiff when first purchased and will eventually conform to your seat and the horse's back within 30 days of riding.
MacPherson Bareback Pads are handcrafted in the USA and can be customized in the following areas:
Color (black, brown, and tan for $239; additional fee for colors)
Western Dees or English Billets
Leather Color (Latigo - brown, or black)
Saddle Bag Dee Rings (additional cost)
PLEASE NOTE: You will be redirected to our affiliate's website to complete your purchase of Bareback Pads. MacPherson Custom Leather sells and ships the Bareback Pads, typically within seven-to-ten business days. Please allow additional shipping time for colors.
STOP! For all international sales, DO NOT order through the website. Please email Customercare@taoofhorsemanship.com the following so we can calculate S/H costs:
1. Screenshot of the DVD (s) you would like to purchase, or copy and paste the title(s) and cost;
2. Your mailing address, where we will be shipping the item to.
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