CSI Western Saddlepads
CSI Saddlepads has led the way in a pain-free riding revolution for horse and rider. The CSI Saddlepad’s Flex-Plate® System offers the ultimate in protection for your horse’s back — dispersing saddle bar pressure and allowing for superior range of motion. When combined with the 100% all natural wool felt insert, the system can virtually eliminate pressure point soreness. The CSI Saddlepad is durable enough to put up with the most demanding rider. Once you ride one, you’ll wonder how you ever rode without one!
The Western Saddle and the CSI Saddlepad were made to go together!. The CSI Flex-Plate is designed to work with your horse’s anatomy and the design of the Western Saddle. Dozens of saddle trees were mapped during the initial design phase to assure that virtually any western saddle pressure point would be covered and dispersed by the CSI Flex-Plate. The pad was originally designed to work with treed Western saddles, but also works very well with treeless saddles and flex panel saddles.
CSI makes four shaped Western Saddlepads. They are:
Our Standard Western pad is the most versatile pad we make and is suitable for all Western saddle types. For those who show and wish to conceal their CSI pad under a Navajo blanket, our Show Cut pad is the best option. It is cut slightly more narrow around the barrel and thus can be fully covered by most Navajo blankets. Our Sports Cut pad works well with treeless and sport style saddles and our Round Skirt pad works well with rounded skirt Western saddles.
Colors and Options
Our entire Western pad line is available in your choice of 30 or 32 inch lengths and with your choice of 1/2 or 3/4 inch replaceable all natural wool liner. See our Step by Step How To to determine which size(s) will best fit your needs.
CSI makes pads in black, brown, light brown, burgundy, blue and gray. Our standard wear leathers come in brown or black. Black wear leathers only look good on black pads but we will put them on blue and gray pads; they are not recommended for brown, light brown, or burgundy. Wear leather color wall vary from pad to pad because hide color varies from cow to cow.
We also offer a host of custom options including tooled wear leathers, laser engraving and Rodeo Drive conchos which allow you to personalize your CSI Saddlepad and make it uniquely yours! See our Custom Pad page for more information.
All CSI Saddlepads are backed by a 30 day money back ride it and try it (so go get it dirty) guarantee PLUS a five year Flex-Plate and workmanship warranty. If the Flex-Plate should fail — or you find any other manufacturer defect — within five years of purchase we will repair or replace your pad free of charge.
Price and Ordering
Our Western pad line is priced starting at $350. This will buy any of our Western pads with standard wear leathers and your choice of 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch replaceable all natural wool liner. Replacement liners are $150 each. The liner that comes with your pad will last one to three years depending upon care and use.
Custom wear leathers and options are available for an additional cost. See our Custom Pad page for more information.