A few testimonials we
would like to share with you.
The # 1 horse mistake: "I rode my horses for several weeks with your pad. When I sold a
mare, I kept the pad!!! Within a week, I had an angry buyer and he had an
angry horse. I gave him a pad to use, and the very next day she was a
different horse. Now, I sell all my horses WITH a pad".
-- Bonnie LeMaire, Phoenix,
~~ OUR FAVORITE QUOTE ~~
"If I could not get another pad like this one, I would
not take $10,000.00 for it"
DeKalb, Texas - Retired Commercial Pilot and Lifetime Horseman
IFrom: Lisa Zerr, I received my
Saddlright Pad a few months ago and my search is over. This is the most
AWESOME pad I've ever owned. I've already cleared out the tack room and
given away all of my other pads....I won't be needing anything else.
Now I just have to get the money together to get one for my boyfriend.....or
win one....?! ;)
I know you
have many, but I wanted to add mine. In May I purchased an 18 year old
Thoroughbred - neglected so bad I could count his ribs from across the
paddock, and the ridges along his spine were very prominent. I came
across your website, as I was looking for a pad that would carry us through
the transitions from undernourished to in-shape. I
Mrs. Freeman, and ordered the pad right away. I have to say, it has
really made riding a joy, for him as well as me. He always tried very
hard to do everything I asked him, but being so out of shape it was hard for
him and he stumbled frequently; but he always picked it back up and tried
harder. Since riding with your pad, he has really improved his right
lead (he was too weak on that side to use the correct lead before), and he
appears more comfortable under the saddle. Those white marks on the
sides of his withers have almost disappeared, too! Thanks so much for
helping me give this old boy a second shot at a happy, comfortable
life. He's doing so well we're thinking of showing in a few months!
Naomie Moe, RN
From: email@example.com Hello,
I wanted to add this
testimonial to your list of testimonials, but I couldn't figure out how to
add it. So I thought I would email to you directly.
In December I received my
All Around Western Pad. Firstly, I would like to say I am impressed
with the construction and the obvious durability of the pad. Secondly,
I need to tell you and others about my experience with this saddle pad.
As you may remember that I emailed you with questions and concerns about my
geldings undeveloped left shoulder compared to his right should. That
also I was told that he possibly had a club foot ... of which has been proved
to be incorrect information! Yippee!! Also I was having a problem
with my saddle rolling to the left, putting me off balanced and me reaching
for my stirrup on the left. Plus, Keyanu was not wanting to bend nor flex his
poll to the left, but then wanting to drop his shoulder even more on the
left, making me feeling like there is nothing there on the left. What a weird
feeling ... its like being suspended in the air! One of the other
symptoms that he was displaying was wanting to take me to the wall as to say
"get off". Keyanu is a fairly stoic under saddle ... he
doesn't become a whinny and act up like a maniac when something hurts.
Well my pad came in early
December, because of the wet rainy weather and with the holidays fast
approaching we didn't get to ride much. But the 4 rides I have had have
been great. The first 2 rides were a bit timid and hesitant .... from I
think Keyanu's experience of being rode prior and feeling discomfort under
saddle. But I could feel his relief that something was different, and he was
more relaxed. Now the last two rides is what I'm going to rave
about. Ride number 3 .... all of a sudden he was flexing the poll,
reaching down and giving to the bit. I could feel him round his back up
under the saddle. And this was on the left side, our problem
side. And I was staying balanced and centered in the saddle. What
a relief!! Ride number 4, while I working him and asking him to
tip his nose to the inside ... he took about 5 steps of leg yield to the
left. Now I know I didn't ask for that, but I let him ride on thru.
And my saddle is still staying centered, I'm still riding centered.
This saddle pad is way
beyond wonderful ... definitely worth the money I spend for it. I can't
say enough. One would have to have a numb butt if they can't feel the
difference in the horse after using your pad a few times. I going to
email this letter to all horse related people ... friend or foe ... simply
because too many horses are hurting then we put the blame on the horse
thinking he is crazy, etc. I know, I've made that very mistake.
I going to be purchasing ...
if I don't win one first ...LOL a hunt seat pad.
To my horse related friends
or foes ... here is the web site for this pad.... www.saddleright.com
go check it out!!
Sincerely - Sony Miller
From: Nancy Fretheim Well, it has been some time since I have
been in touch. I of course still use your pads and still sing their
praises (I have 6 you know, 4 western, 2 English). Three years ago we
closed the boarding part of our ranch for many reasons. The new homes,
the hassle of finding good ranch help etc. I have been assisting Gene
who is now a pastor and prison Chaplin as well as traveling internationally
as an evangelist. It is quite a change, but tremendously satisfying.
I still have two horses and ride a lot and am now getting back into doing a
little brokering again. I just can't seem to stay away from the fatal
attraction I have for these creatures! Well, I just sold a lovely
little horse to a really nice gal named Deborah Cohan and of course she is
going to get an O.C. pad for it. She is going to order a circle Y
flexible saddle. Should she contact you directly to work with you in
getting a pad? I have a new phone number so you may want to change the
dealer information on your website. It is (661) 297-1189. I am
still one of your BIGGEST fans and welcome you to refer anyone who wants to
know more about your products to call me. Being one of the old timers (I've
used the O.C. pads since 1987!) I have a lot of experiences with a lot of
different horses and after all these years, I do not saddle a horse that I am
going to ride without
O.C. pad on the animal. Hope all is well with you guys. Life is good
here. Take care, --- Nancy Fretheim
From: Hi, This is Jackie
Brown and I just used my new pad last night and the only thing I
hate is I
haven't had one for the past 40 years!! I love it, my mare worked so much
better, she extended her trot better than ever before!! I am a equine dentist
and you can be sure I will let my clients know about theses wonderful pad. I
am also a master seamstress and the quality of the workmanship in your pad is
the BEST! Thanks again.... and would you please send information to a friend
of mine in.........
From: Kathy Stewart: -
I bought the
Saddleright pad a few months ago when I realized that my saddle did not
correctly fit my horse. I've had my saddle since 1990 and did not want
to (or could afford to) replace it. I tried numerous pads under my
saddle to try and "make it fit", which resulted in a very grumpy
horse that was bucking after each fence. When I found the Saddleright
site, I was reluctant to spend the money on this pad. But with the
guarantee, I figured that it was worth a try. If it didn't make a
difference, I would return it immediately.
Well, I took
pictures of my horses back before I started to use the pad, and it was
obvious that he and the two indentations on either side of his wither.
Since I've used the Saddleright pad, his entire confirmation has changed.
Some of this could be because he is now 5 and has matured, but the difference
is amazing. There is no more bucking when we jump, and he is much
happier to work. The two indentations on his back have gone away and he
carries himself instead of collapsing under my saddle.
I won't be
returning the pad, and I'll be back every 90 days to enter to win one for my
From: Meredith Samson -
you to know I threw away the box my pad came in...there's no way I'm
returning it!!! After trying four different saddles on my 16.3 appendix
gelding, I decided to try one of your pads. For the first time
yesterday, he stood quietly while I saddled him and cinched up. He no
longer danced sideways and continuously bobbed his head throughout our
ride. He stood still when asked instead of nervously shifting
side to side. Thank you!
From: Loretta Edgewood, NM
all, thank you Janette for sending me the white felt liner. It is
Below is my testimony of the Saddle
Right Pad that you can place on your website if you wish. It is
rather long and you are welcome to edit it to make is shorter.
I will be sending this same
testimony to Horse & Rider with some pictures of my horse saddled
up with the pad. I will also try Western Horseman . I hope
they will publish it. If you have any suggestions, please let me
know. I'm not the best at writing, so any ideas you may have that may
jazz up the story to make it more desirable to an editor would be
My testimony speaks for
itself, but just between you and I, I want to express a sincere, deep,
heart-felt THANK YOU! It is amazing how much impact this saddle pad has
on my life.
Dear SaddleRight, Inc.,
It all began over five years
ago when, at age 35, my life-long dream of owing my own horse was about to
come true. Realizing the novice that I was, I tried to educate myself
as much as possible by reading, taking lessons and making friends in the
horse world. After the barn was built, I was ready and eager to start
looking for my new equine friend. After a month or so of discouraging
search efforts, I finally came upon a Paint horse gelding that seemed a little
stubborn, but seasoned and gentle enough. I took "Chabaca"
After letting him settle in
his new home a couple of days, I saddled up and began going on short
rides. At this time I noticed his stubbornness worsened and this
behavior of him turning his head to bite/itch the girth area. I thought
the rope cinch that came with my new western saddle was uncomfortable for
him, so I purchased a fleece-covered cinch. Noticing some, but little
improvement, I purchased a neoprene cinch and this seemed worse, so I went
back to the fleece cinch. Chabaca's behaviors, rather they had been to
test his new owner, to tell me he was uncomfortable or both, were not those
that a beginner rider/handler should have been experiencing. He often
had me "shaking in my boots" and wondering if I picked the wrong
horse. But the thought of selling him was not an option; I was already
attached and very determined to overcome my fears.
As time passed, I became a
more confident rider (riding a nervous, balky horse will do that to
you). I was still concerned about his cinch-biting behavior and,
throughout the years, had continued to search for a cure. I had him
thoroughly examined by the vet, tried different saddle pads (including gel),
different cinches, had him expertly saddle fitted (which, by the way, my
western saddle was determined to be a wrong fit and he is now riding in a
Australian saddle), tried my friends' saddles, baby powder on the cinch,
various kinds of medications, chiropractic treatments, dressage lessons (as a
friend suggested he needed a "job" to do), and equine
massage. And to my disappointment, time and time again, the problem not
only remained, but was getting worse. I have cried many tears of
frustration hugging on Chabaca's head asking him to help me understand what's
The only road I had not
turned down was to treat the problem as "behavioral" and send him
to a good trainer. Although many of my horse friends, including the
vet, believed the problem to be behavioral, not pain related, I wanted this
to be my absolute last resort. Within the last year, things have become
progressively worse and, frankly, I was beginning to feel my horse was
becoming overly dangerous to not only ride, but to saddle too. He was
downright out of control at times (I'm thankful for that Aussie saddle that
holds you in and a good helmet). Although Chabaca's cinch-biting
behavior has been sporadic in time and intensity in the past years, it was
now within the first ten minutes of every ride, constant and vicious.
First, turning to bite, followed by twinging muscles, high headed, tail
swishing, would rather trot fast, choppy and sideways than walk or would
rather stop than walk, bucked when asked to lope, unresponsive to aids;
obviously, he was not a "happy camper".
As I have often done in my
times of anguish, I logged on the Internet to, again, try to search for
someone out there that had experienced these same problems. After
weeding through the vast amounts of sights that come up after typing a
generic search word like "bucking," I clinked on a website for an
orthopedic saddle pad. Although the chiropractor did not think my horse
would benefit from an orthopedic pad, and I had tried a gel pad with no
avail, I thoroughly reviewed the website anyway. This company claimed
that their saddle pad will stop many of the behavioral problems I had been
experiencing money back guaranteed. I e-mailed the company with great
skepticism, and was promptly answered with a very reassuring message that
this pad will help my horse. They put me in touch with a local
representative; Keith was an experienced horseman and the nicest man,
genuinely concerned with my problems. He offered to lend me his saddle
pad for a week so I could try it out for myself. I asked him if this saddle
pad did not work, did he think that I could feel confident that I was making
the right decision to treat this problem as behavioral, and he confidently
After picking up the pad from
Keith, I couldn't wait to get home and saddle up. To my dismay, things
didn't go very good that day. As normal, he was a bear to saddle and,
good for me, I decided it best I longe him first as he "broncoed"
on the longe line like I have never seen before. I thought, Oh My, what
is going on here? I was so depressed. Determined, after work the
next day, I saddle him up again and this time I just let him spend a few
hours in the saddle grazing in the yard and kept a careful eye on him,
nothing unusual happened. I did this again the next day, and again,
nothing happened. The next day, I saddled up and rode in the yard, no
signs. The next day, I longed, no signs. The next day I took him
out on the trail, no signs. Actually, I was noticing a horse that was
quite relaxed and more willing. Excitedly, I gave Keith back his pad
and decided to order my own. The only reason I can figure he was acting
in this manner the first day was because of something new and unfamiliar on
his back or maybe he was jumping up and down with joy that he had something
on his back and it did not hurt.
I ordered my pad the style,
size and color I wanted and had them express ship it. It arrived at my
door on time, and I was very impressed with its' quality and looks. I
also ordered a lining to help keep the pad clean. Since riding with
this pad, I have not experienced any cinch-biting or other problems.
Chabaca is noticeably calmer, better at holding gaits and although I think he
will always have his stubborn streak, he also seems more willing. As I
have grown accustom to disappointment, I didn't want to "count my
chickens before they hatched" before I got too excited. I wanted
to make sure that I had lots of rides in with the pad, including some long
ones, before I felt confident to write this letter. I would like to
report that I am so very happy and it is nice to cry tears of joy for a
change. Chabaca is still difficult to saddle; however, in time, I
believe this will get better.
I am so thankful that I found
the SaddleRight Pad; I only wish I had found it sooner. I guess
I could thank SaddleRight for helping me get my horse back, but the
truth is, I never knew my horse any differently. So it's like getting a
brand new horse that happens to look identical to that other crazy horse you
loved so much, and that I can thank SaddleRight for.
I am not one to write, but in
this case I felt a mission. For so long, I have tried everything I
could possibly think of within my power, meanwhile putting up with a
cankerous horse. I felt it necessary to share this success story with
other horse fans, as keeping it to myself would do us no good. I
don't fully comprehend how and why this pad works, but I do know that it is a
miracle. Sincerely, Loretta Edgewood, NM
From: Hannah Warren - I
have had my new pad for about six or eight months now. I wanted to tell
you how happy I am with it. I do a lot of riding, both for work and
pleasure. I am a barrel racer and rancher, so I spend my free time
riding a lot also.
amazes me the most is the first time I used it on my good barrel horse.
I could noticeably tell a difference in his stride, especially in trotting
circles. He has started running harder since using the pad, I believe
because he is more comfortable to stretch out and run.
also glad for the durability of the pad. We are in the saddle from sun
up to sun down a lot of days and this is the only pad that has really stood
up to those kind of days without breaking down in a hurry. My horses
are noticeably happier. I am sure if they could, they would thank you!!
From: Cheryl Bixel
- I am sure you are used to these, but I'm going to send mine anyway!
Your saddle pad is all it claims - which is indeed unusual in today's world!
My horse no
longer has any soreness in the girth box area, his stride is longer, new back
and shoulder muscles are appearing, he has stopped stumbling & HE IS MUCH
THANK YOU FOR
A WONDERFUL PRODUCT:):) I will contact you again in the near
order a hunt seat pad. Thanks again.
From: Cheryl Bixel - Just
wanted to drop you an e mail again with profuse THANKS:) I've purchased both
a western and english pad from you approx a year ago. My horse was always
sore for his massages, usually along his back, girthbox, stifle and
bought the western pad and the soreness disappeared, new muscles appeared,
his frame changed under saddle........WE were both so happy that I bought the
english pad too!
He just had
his regular massage and yet again we have no soreness ANYWHERE. Your pads are
the best thing to hit the equine market in my lifetime.
again for such wonderful products.
I just wanted for you to know
how much of a difference your pad has made on my horse. I have a 5 yr old
Tenn. Walker and he has been having chiro adjustments for 2 years now. Seems
as though his wither was always out which made him walk or gate with his
neck/head alway "leaning" to the right. It looked like he was ready
to go right but was going straight. He was trying to take the pressure off of
the left shoulder. He would not like to gait just canter. So I bought a
SADDLERIGHT pad from a friend who guaranteed it to work. I had an
adjustment done on "Trip" (always trips) and then started using the
pad. Needless to say, after a vacation in the Shawnee Forest in So. Ill, Trip
no longer trips OR carries his head and neck to the right. It was interesting
to watch the change. As soon as we would start our ride, he immediately put
his neck in "the position". And then after a short time, it
was like "oh my, I can keep my neck straight" and it isn't
uncomfortable. Each day the length of time between his taking the neck"
position" and the letting go of the "position" was shorter and
shorter. After the 5th day, he forgot all about the "position". He
also enjoys gaiting and no longer wants to canter. I am so satisfied,
that I am trying to get my fellow riders to go to the SADDLERIGHT
pad. It is their loss if they choose not to. To have a happy horse is
worth the money spent. From: Rhonda Cook.
I have used your pad for about 2
months now, & would like to say how it has changed my horse's way of
going 100 %. He has had back problems on & off for almost all of the 18
months I have had him, resulting in difficulties working through & a huge
problem with his right lead canter. He is seen once a month by a chiropractor
who visited on Saturday & for the first time only, needed little, to no
treatment. His work is now at a level where we will be able to enter our
first dressage test next month, and from never cantering on the right lead,
now gets it right 8 times out of 10 .. As others have said, this pad is worth
it's weight in gold, and I am so glad I got it. Thank you so much
From: Carolyn Fish, Guernsey Channel Islands
Hi, I got the pad I ordered last week and have
been using it all week. Tonight I cinched up my horse without him even
noticing! I had cinched him so tight I went right past the holes I didn't
mean too but he usually is so cinchy I thought the cinch wasn't tight
yet - he never pinned his ears - nothing! this horse has been cinchy
since day 1 - I was skeptical as to how the pad was going to work, but I was
desperate to try anything, boy am I glad I went ahead and got your pad. The
trainer was skeptical also but you have made a believer of him too. My horse
is finally working like the horse I know and love. I wasn't sure that the pad
was responsible for the change until tonight when I cinched him up, when he
didn't even notice, then I knew that your pad was protecting his back. He's a
happy horse and Im a happy owner. The only regret I have is that I didn't
find your pad sooner I feel bad that all this time he was in pain and the
only way he could tell me I put down to misbehavior. Thanks for providing
such a great product. Its rare when you find something that actually works as
claimed. I will be recommending your pad to anyone that will listen. BTW we
[the trainer and I] did a little test with the pad - he put his
hand in-between it and I stood on it with
heeled riding boots then I bounced up and down - my trainer felt no pain just
slight pressure - and I was digging my heel in as hard as I could! Thanks
again - From: Janet Nyreen
I purchased one of your pads late last fall and
just starting to use it. Got to tell you it is great, my horse settled
down and I can feel his movements. He is so much more relaxed - it's a great
pad. Trying to save up so I can purchase another one for my other horse, or
unless I win one. Aspen and me want to thank you, we feel like we are on
It is hard to explain how it is so different -
people have to try one to understand - From: Denny Fjelstad.
Hello. My name
Davidson. About a week ago I ordered a barrel racing pad and it came
When I first
took it out of the box and saw how thin it was, I said to myself that it
would never work. My horse is too strangely built and the only way I
was going to get a saddle to fit was to pile on pad after pad. However,
I knew that wasn't a great solution.
ordered a Saddleright pad, I had read on various websites other barrel racing
people raving about your pad so I visited your website. Your pads were
expensive, but I figured if you're standing behind them with a money back
guarantee, you must believe in them.
I tried the pad
on my odd-backed horse (his withers are higher than his hip, so he's built up
hill) and was surprised that the saddle actually sat on his back without
pinching the area behind his shoulder or the swell sitting on his
withers. I figured that it wouldn't fit so well once there was weight
in the saddle.
I mounted up
and once again I was pleasantly surprised. The pad didn't compress. And when
I started working my horse I couldn't figure out if he was being cooperative
because the saddle was not pinching him or if we were just having a good
day. I worked him for a good hour and he stayed unusually
focused--quite a feat for a hypersensitive horse like mine.
So far I am
impressed with the saddlepad, its fit and how nice it looks in the English
Toast rust colored that I ordered. It's so hard to believe that I may
have found a solution to my horse's problems. He usually goes
everywhere prancing and with his head up in the air. I really think it
was because the saddle was pinching him because today he didn't do that
--well, he did a little, but I think that was because he kept expecting to be
hurt and pinched. I'm amazed at how willing he was to drop his head.
I plan on
working him fast on some patterns tomorrow. I'm crossing my finger that
this pad is the answer.
is day two and it just got better. I went out and worked Lero for
another hour and a half.
Today for the
first time in years my horse slow loped in a circle on a loose rein with his
head down. Usually our circles are a frantic controlled gallop with him
trying to drop his inside shoulder and stick his nose to the
For the first time in years I was able to lift his inside shoulder without
him throwing up his head.
We were also
able to canter and trot nicely around the barrel and even there he didn't
drop his shoulder.
I think I'm
convinced that his problems have really been related to pain from the
saddle. He wasn't being uncooperative, he was hurting! I'm just
amazed that it would take something as simple as a good saddle pad.
I have a
gymkhana this weekend and I'm looking forward to seeing how we perform.
It will be the first time since I received my Saddleright pad that I'll have
the saddle on his back for most of the day.
Thanks so much.
again. I sent you some email awhile back about the pad I bought from
you. I'd like you to know that this pad is nothing short of
amazing. Before this pad, performing slow corkscrew circles was unheard
of and now he does those relaxed and with his head down. Just this last
weekend we entered a gymkhana, the first since I bought this pad, and we won
reserve high-point in our division, coming in either first or second in just
about all our classes. It's close to a miracle. My horse wasn't
misbehaving, he was hurting! A few short months ago I was ready to give
up on this horse, I thought he was untrainable, now we're looking foreward to
a rewarding gymkhana season.
I can't stress
enough to anyone reading this letter that THESE PADS ARE WORTH THEIR WEIGHT
IN GOLD! Purchasing this pad was the best thing I've ever done for my
Davidson and Bondolero, appendix QH gelding.
Freeman: This letter is to express to you my great appreciation for
purchased a stitchdown orthoflex saddle. The pad that came with it
rubbed my horses loins bare and gave him great discomfort.
Unfortunately, this was the only pad they offered with that saddle. I had
searched the net for saddle pads and thankfully came across your site.
representative Janette, was most helpful for me and we managed to design a
saddlepad for this particular model of saddle. She was very patient
with me calling back several times, and with my questions. Within days
the pad arrived.
I was dubious
as to all this pad claimed to do for my horse...............In reality, it
did everything your ad says it will do and more. My horse has
completely changed his gait and he is so happy now to step out and also
canter. Beau is 25ys old and such a willing horse with a big honest
nature, it saddened me that I had made him so uncomfortable. But,
now he is pain free and moving with a purposeful step once again.
I help put on
Competitive Trail Rides in BCCTRA and in each ride package for the riders, I
am going to place information on your pad and the internet site to go to for
more information. I hope this is okay with you. My wish is that
everyone's horse can come to be as comfortable as my beloved Beau is now.
Thank you for
all of your research that led to the creation of this product.
We who have
experienced first hand the benefits of using a SaddleRight Pad cannot say
thanks enough. Sincerely, From: Ethel Cain
From: Kay Belschner - Kay <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When I found your website I
thought that your pad was too expensive and fell into the category of
"if it sounds too good to be true, it is". I was, however, at
the end of my rope - I had even spent several thousand dollars on a custom
saddle, and still I felt I was hurting my horse. So I ordered a pad.
After the first few times I used it I almost cried. For the first time
in all my years of riding horses, I was on a horse that was comfortable under
saddle. Your pad is all that you say it is. Thank you so much.
afternoon I had a chance to canter my horse to the left for the first time
since switching her to the Saddle Right Pad a few weeks ago. We have
always had problems with her stiffening to the left, running through my aids,
bulging out. My trainer has had the same problem, so it's not just my
riding! I had noticed since using the SaddleRight pad she was softer to
the left at the walk and trot, but tonight, when we cantered, I COULD NOT
BELIEVE the change. She was soft, round, and I was able to practically
let go of the inside rein and keep her on a soft steady contact on the
outside. I can only put this down to the pad, as nothing else has
really changed. This is a problem I have been battling since I bought
her three years ago. I am praying to find the same response tomorrow,
as I can hardly believe she really has changed this much. I'll let you
Zoe Kharpertian -
Montclair, New Jersey P.S. I just ordered another pad for my daughter's
had my saddle pad for a couple of months. I have changed lots of things
for my horse - from stall to pasture, from grain to alfalfa, trainer, and
saddle pad. I was carrying my pad out of the barn one day, and passed
my new trainer. He said, "I didn't know you had one of those pads.
That's awesome." My current trainer is very particular about his
horses' carriage and Rebel is learning - faster than I thought he
could. I am sure that the pad greatly contributes to his ability to
round his back. As of last Thursday night, I found myself begging him
to do something bad just so I knew my horse was still in there, but he
wouldn't. He was relaxed and starting to work on the bit instead of
fighting it. He doesn't buck. He throws a little tantrum once in
awhile because his training is all new, but he is so sweet. You see it
in his eyes. Thanks guys. I am sure the little improvement he has
shown will only be allowed to grow through the expertise of my new trainer
and the use of the pad. - FROM: Michelle Parks
roping I was in, my horse was getting really chargy and high after facing, my
friend had me change pads right in the middle of the roping. After
roping the very next steer and facing, my horse just dropped his head and
walked off. It made a believer out of me. MY WIFE: I had two horses
that was getting Bio-Scanned at the time I bought a pad and I had rode the
horses with the pads over the weekend and on Monday when the man with the Bio
Scan showed up and started working on them, they showed no soreness. He
was as surprised as I was and the only explanation for it was the pads.
Thank you. Sincerely, FROM: Betty Jo Turley, Derek Turley LV NV
one of your pads for I would guess close to 10 or 11 years. They truly
are everything you say about them. Gets heavy use with two quarter horses
each ridden about two to three
times a week. I oil
and lexol it once or twice a year and it's as good as new. Very
pleased. FROM: Bob Gould
My name is Jessica Matthews. I bought one of your SaddleRight pads
approximately 8 weeks ago. I became interested through a friend that
had recently bought one. My mare, Charity, had been having major
problems, which were all described on your web site. We were very weary
of it at first, but we are now believers! Charity now catches her leads
perfectly, the FIRST time! She is not sore on her back, or head shy any
longer. She is winning more consistently of course now! Thank you
very much for creating such a
wonderful item! FROM: Thank you & God Bless!
Jessica Matthews, Louisiana
Hello! I just wanted to
thank you again for your GREAT product! I love my saddle right
pad! My mom has talked to you before about sponsoring me at the Josey
Jr. World Championship barrel race. Due to many things, including my
pad, I won 4th overall. I am very pleased with my horse's
performance. Many people have come to my mother and I asking what has
happened to my horse; she is working exceptional now. I have had a few
friends call for more information as to how to order the pads, and they have
ordered them. Thank you, again! Jessica Jade Matthews, Louisiana
wanted to let you know that I have enjoyed your SaddleRight pads for over 12
years. I always ride my horses with them. I also teach for a
riding school with over 20 horses and I am always sending the kids to go
fetch my pad as nothing else we can concoct from our
collection of back pads
is suitable for our high withered thoroughbreds and older horses.
Your customer service is
also wonderful. Years ago someone stole my saddle, bridles and my SaddleRight
pad. I did not know how to contact you folks, so I went to the local tack
store and ended up buying every kind of back pad that they had and still did
not feel like I could ride my horse yet. Once I located your number,
and contacted you, the woman on the line sent me a new pad before I had even
paid for it Thanks again, I love your product.
FROM: Becky Zwissler Vista CA
Have 2 of
your pads and love'em! Won the World Championship Barrel Futurity using your
pad and the WPRA Southeastern Circuit Finals...great pads, would love to win
one! Also won the American Cowboy Assoc Rodeo past 2 years using your pad. In
addition to winning the WPRA Southeastern Circuit Finals, I won the
"rookie" for the S.E. circuit for the year.
FROM: Terri Alexander Carrollton GA
Freeman and everyone at SaddleRight,
I thought you might like to
hear my testimonial - only 2 weeks after receiving my new SaddleRight pad.
First off, let me say thank
you for making the ordering process easy and informative - I actually
received my pad earlier than I had expected, so I was very happy right
away. I ordered the hunter/jumper pad in burgundy suede with felt
lining. The first thing I noticed was the quality of the pad - I can't
imagine how the "cover" of suede/felt could ever come undone or get
damaged based on the way it is manufactured, so I look forward to a lifetime
I was excited to get this
pad on my horse's back immediately. I have a 5 yo TB who was just
started back into regular work when I bought him in March 1999 (he was out to
pasture for 6 months before that, and before then he was in training for 6
months .. before that he was on the track, but that is another story).
Since I purchased him, I
have realized how important saddle-fit is to optimal performance. The
first saddle I used on him didn't fit properly, so I had a professional
saddle-fitter come out and we chose something that we thought would work for
him. I was amazed at the immediate difference in his stride when we put
a "comfortable" saddle on his back, so I wasn't sure that I would,
or could, expect anything more or different with your pad .. but I was wrong
.. more about that in a minute. Since I have had him, my horse has been
in various stages of discomfort - exhibiting his pain to me through
bucking. Usually when he starts a bucking spell, I know he is in need
of relief. I have spent lots of money on chiropractic, acupuncture, and
equine massage for him, and it seems to help a lot - but only for 4-8 weeks,
then he is in need of "adjustments" again. After one of his
last bucking spells, I was so disconcerted that I also contacted an animal
communicator (Marta Williams) who reiterated his feelings of discomfort and
suggested your saddle pad. I had stumbled across your website a few
months ago, so I was familiar with what you had to offer, but I must say I
didn't believe that a saddle pad could make such a dramatic difference and I
was reluctant to spend the money on your product. Marta informed me of
your money-back guarantee, and told me the pad made a tremendous difference
in the comfort of her horse - I decided I had nothing to lose, and
potentially everything to gain, so I ordered the pad.
Well . . . this is
definitely one of the best investments, if not the best, I have ever made for
my horse. As I mentioned above, I purchased a saddle that was the best
"fit" for him, and after having experienced his tremendously free
movement, I didn't think that I could feel any greater degree of performance;
what I was hoping for was consistency - I'd love for him to feel relaxed and
comfortable all the time, not just after a massage or other treatment.
At this point (two weeks after using the pad), he hasn't been adjusted for 4
weeks. I thought this would be a great time to put your pad to the test
- especially since he has been "off" for a couple of weeks due to a
change in his hoof angle, which has caused him to use his body a bit differently
than he is used to (again, this is another story - I have lots of them ;-)
). I rode him
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
(trainer rode last week), and WOW!!!!! Ok - I thought he had a great trot
before, but my goodness - he is really opening up his stride so much that I
can barely keep up with him! I was yelling at the other people riding
in the arena "look at him - look at this trot!". He uses his back
so much more now, and I have received many compliments "wow, he is
looking really good" "he looks so relaxed" "he looks so
happy". And, since I have used this pad, he hasn't bucked with me
once (now - if he never bucked again with me on his back, I would call this
pad truly a miracle, but I don't know if I can count on that), so I take that
as a sign that he is comfortable.
The changes haven't only
been under-saddle, though. He is usually a very "girthy"
horse, who could not even stand to be touched on his back, and once I got out
his tack, he would pin his ears. I can't say that all of that behavior
has completely disappeared, because I think a lot of it is now out of habit,
but he is definitely improving. He will now stand for grooming and lets
me brush and massage his back. I'm hoping the more I use this pad, the
less his reaction will be.
Thank you for caring enough
to make such a wonderful product! I have given your phone number to
friends at the barn, and they have been anxiously awaiting my feedback - I'm
going to suggest they pick up the phone and order a pad for themselves! - FROM: "Susan from California".
FROM: Nancy Chamberlain - Fallbrook, California
Just a note to tell you
about our success with the Saddle Right pad...
Two years ago, I bought
my daughter a young horse to use in Pony Club. He was very green, but
willing. After a few months of training, his personality began to
change, he became less willing to move forward, was having trouble with lead
changes, was bucking, and his ground manners became aggressive. Our
trainer was baffled. Our vet felt it was strictly a behavioral issue.
We laid the horse up for several months and pondered the problem.
Finally, we consulted Dr. Bill Wood, a veterinary
chiropractor, who was
certain that the horse's back was the problem. He recommended four
things: a back adjustment, a strict exercise program to maintain his back
alignment, a change in his shoeing, and the Saddle Right pad. We did
them all, and shortly the horse was back in training, his performance and
behavior much improved.
For the next year and a
half, my daughter rode the horse in Pony Club and CDS dressage, qualifying
for the California Jr. Dressage championships and the Pony Club regional
championships in dressage. They also started winning in combined
training events. The horse turned out better than we had ever hoped.
We used the Saddle Right pad faithfully, but were never sure if it was the
Then last week, for
reasons unknown to myself, my daughter rode the horse in a Pony Club combined
training rally without her Saddle Right pad. At Pony Club, the parents
are not allowed in the stable area and must watch the proceedings from the
grandstand. They had a mediocre dressage ride
(the horse did not want to
move forward) and had a refusal on the cross country (a very rare event for
this horse). When I approached the horse after the competition, he
pinned his ears at me, and acted very
aggressively toward everyone
who approached. His back was extremely tender to palpation. IN
We have learned our
lesson. The horse will never go out without his Saddle Right pad.
Since the horse is only 7, and the girl is 13, I figure they may be able to
cash in on your guarantee. However, the pad shows ABSOLUTELY no sign of
wear or compression. It doesn't even seem to get dirty! People
think I'm crazy when I tell them I paid $200 for that little saddle pad, but
without it, our horse would be dog food!
Thanks for a great
FROM: Sarah Jones - Garden City, Kansas
I thought I would let
you know I have had the chance to ride my "new" horse again with my
new pad. I thought he was just ornery and had a lot to learn. Hah. He
actually acts like a new horse. He is doing things that I wasn't able to get
him to do before (with the help of my trainer). He sidepasses elegantly on
both sides and has more flex than I have ever seen. He's willing to do what I
want and does it. I'll be
ordering another one within
the next week for my old and grouchy sweenied horse to be kept here at home
for him. He will be another test for the pad. I am truly impressed and will
be letting people know.
Thanks! Sarah Jones
LATER: It's nice to actually own a
product that can back itself and sell itself. People need to know so they can
quit wasting time and money on the other products. Sarah Jones - Garden City,
FROM: D A Stork - Double
V Quarter Horses - Arlington Nebraska
Just a short note to let you
folks no you saved one of my Penning horses, he a had developed a "pull
back problem " while being saddled it was really getting old putting up
with this nonsense. After trying thick, thin and everything in between pads i
bought one of yours WOW what a difference.
each time i saddled
him up with the saddle right pad he had less and less anxiety. now after
saddlings he doesn't even
move, and his performance is better also. We also put the pad on my wifes
Penner and he performed
better we could really tell on him because we had to ride him in a penning
with out the pad (It was on
my horse) and she said she could tell he was not as responsive.
So we are waiting for the
second pad for her horse to arrive. Thanks again from myself my wife and OUR
FROM:Carole Balcerek. - email@example.com -
Thank you so much for
introducing me to your saddle pad. After using it for just a short time, I
really could see a difference!!!! I was using the pad as a working pad, but
after seeing what a difference
it made in my 19 year old
horse, I bought another one just to show with. I have not been happier!
I was not able to ride for a
couple of weeks, and someone else exercised her for me. They did not use our
WHAT A DIFFERENCE, she
started wringing her tail again, was not happy about being brushed, and did
not even want to ride for any length of time. But, after using your pad again
regularly, we are back to being a happy camper.
I said when I bought my
first one, for the cost I was either doing one of the smartest things I have
ever done, or the dumbest. As I already stated, I bought a second one.
Thank you again, for all
FROM: Judy A. McDonald
I have purchased one of your
pads June and i would like to tell you how pleased i am. I had a problem with
keeping the saddle off of my horses withers. I have ridden my horse over
100hrs. since receiving my saddleright pad. I use a folded lightweight Navaho
pad under my saddleright pad I have never seen a
pad like this pad, my saddle
sits up off his withers has never, never fallen down by being compressed. I
have spent a lot of money on pads that are now gathering dust in my barn. My
horse is traveling better. He is not shaking his head when going down hills
or showing any signs of refusal in any gait.
Please enter my name in your
free giveaway, i would like to have another pad in another color and style.
Follow up: Judy A. McDonald
Yes you may use
my name the way it is on the letter. I now have over 600hrs. on mountain
trails with my SaddleRight pad. It has NOT broken down. It is the ONLY pad I
ride with. I no longer use another pad under my SaddleRight Pad to try and
keep it clean. I do not want to mess with another pad under it. I feel that
this pad can hold up to anything I am no longer trying to keep it clean. When
it gets dirty I just hose it off. I had a custom saddle made for me Feb. 98.
My saddlemaker said "I have never seen a pad that fits a horses back as
well as this pad."
Thank you DR. Freeman for
your research that has helped you to make the SaddleRight Pad.
FROM: Danny Liswaniso - Email - "D.
I am a Ph.D. student here at
Cambridge University, UK, trying to investigate the effects of saddle
pressure on the cutaneous blood flow and also try and define poor fit saddle
pressure patterns. After reading your article from the net, I have been
enlightened on so many aspects of my study such that
my way of looking at this
problem has somewhat changed. I am however experiencing some problems with
acquiring refereed articles on this subject, saddle pressure, could you be in
a position of noting down some of the articles you know of that have
attempted to write about this problem. I am thinking of your own articles as
my preference! Thank you in anticipation,
Danny Liswaniso - Email - "D. Liswaniso"
Department of Clinical
Cambridge CB3 0ES UK
FROM: Marion Youngs firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to let you know how
impressed I am with your saddle pad. I think the quality is great and
best of all it was approved by my horses. I have a 25 year old mare
that I have owned for 15 years and she is a real fit problem. She was
originally sold because they couldn't do anything with her. She has
always pinned her ears when being saddled and was always pinning them when
you turned her at a trot or canter. She always hollowed her back and
they only way you could get her comfortable was to ride bareback with a thick
pad. I had a really good ride on her yesterday, she has quit pinning
her ears and her gaits have gotten much better as she is hollowing her back
much less and actually cantered properly and happily. I am going to
ride her a lot more and watch to see if I can see the change in her
muscling. I truly thank you for developing this pad. This mare
has a lot of heart and has done a lot of competitive riding and has placed
well. If I had this pad before I'm sure she would have been even
better. I was always fighting to keep her sound as she would sore up in
the front tendons. I just use this mare for pleasure now and sure wish
I had discovered this pad before. I do have a good fitting saddle but I
know you are right that no saddle fits right unless you have some way to keep
the blood supply moving in the
FROM: Dara Hopkins: WPRA member.
Thank you for the wonderful
pad and the great service. I received my pad before I left on my rodeo
runs and the feel of my horse felt so much better. I was afraid that I
wouldn't get it in time before I left but it
arrived a week earlier and
now two of my friends want one. My barrel mare is starting to get lower
and tighter in her turns and I wish I could say it was the training but I
think she feels more comfortable. I have already won my investment back
and I'm truly am grateful. Thank you!
FROM: Lynwood and Suzanne wrote:
I have been using my
new pad for a couple of months now and found it to do the job I wanted.
My mare had begun to have white patches on both sides of her withers. I
used the pad and noticed that those patches began to sweat with the rest of
the areas. So as a test, I went back to the previous "fix"
for her and when I take it off the two white patches are dry and
raised. My mare sweats rather heavily, so it is obvious. With
your pad, the patches are not increasing in size and she seems to be more
comfortable. I am now showing in this pad as well (although it's hard
to get numbers attached with those pins).
Thanks much - just wanted to
tell you how much I like the pad. - Suzanne Parrish
ps - Now, if I could just
win another one to use exclusively at the shows.......
I have now used my new
saddle right pad about three times and I love it more with each use!
It really makes my treeless
sport saddle stick to my horse. It normally slipped/rolled as I mounted
but barely moves now with the saddle right pad. It is so nice and thin I
really have close contact and that I love it. The density of the pad is
amazing and I know it is protecting better than anything I've tried before.
Thanks for a great pad!
I just wanted to let you know that I have been using your saddleright
dressage pad since January 2005 and my horse appreciates it! Of
course, the pad can't replace or fix an ill fitting saddle, but even
with a saddle that didn't fit perfect, my horse went MUCH better with
your pad than she did without.
I've gone on to a treeless saddle, but I don't ride without your pad
between my horse and my saddle.
Thanks so much for this wonderful product!!
Amy Brachthauser (& Jewel)