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English Flex-Plate GP (General Purpose) Saddlepad
The unique design of the flex plate will reduce or eliminate common saddle fit issue. Because of the three overlapping layers of a very strong polycarbonate material (10,000 psi tensile strength), it simply will not allow any pressure points to radiate into the horse. This design allows for even distribution of the riders weight, saddle tree pressure and any type of impact, including roping. The flex plate increases the range of motion and the overall comfort for the horse. The flex plate also creates a foundation for the saddle bars to rest on, creating more stability, allowing the rider to feel more secure.
The contour is built into the pad; it will remain in that position during the entire ride. It will not work down and apply pressure across the wither. Because of the foundation that the flex plate creates there will be no pressure applied to the spine. You will usually have even sweat every where except down the spine of the horse. The contour and the vent holes allow for good air flow.
The outer shell is marine grade automotive carpeting backed with felt. The Flex Plate is sewn in between the layers. Available colors are black, light brown, medium brown, dark brown, blue, burgundy and gray. Back strap leathers are available in black or brown.
Our 100% All Natural Wool Felt inserts are made from a high quality, high density wool and are needled versus pressed during the felting process. This means what touches your horse is never subjected to harsh chemical processes! The removable inserts are offered in different thickness: 1/2 inch which works with most English horses and riding situations or 3/4" for heavy riders or horses with conformation issues.
For horses with good fitting saddles, you can also choose a 1/4" wool felt. We also now offer a 100% Merino wool insert as well.