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Made in Alamo, NV, USA, Wade Saddle Pads are considered by many to be the best saddle pad available. They are high quality handmade saddle pads that provide excellent protection for your horse and look good doing it.
- Shaped to fit your horses back
- Conforms to your saddle and horse
- Vented channel down center of saddle pad to help relieve pressure on the spine
- Made in layers with three different combinations (1000, 2000, and 3000 series) available to meet the specific needs of you and your horse
- Tapered under wear leathers for less bulk under legs and closer contact with your horse
- Shock absorbing center core
- The durability of wool felt on the top while the core keeps it's cushioning and conforming properties
- Many custom options available
The difference in the different series is what makes up the center core of the pad. The pads are made in layers with a layer of 1/4" needled wool felt on top, then the center core, then the option of 1/4' needled wool felt or 1/4" closed cell foam on the bottom. The 1000 series Wade saddle pad has a core of just closed cell foam.
This pad is very lightweight and will conform to your saddle and horse. It is an excellent pad for any use and has good shock absorbing properties. The biggest advantage this pad has over our other pads is its light weight while providing excellent protection. We have been making this pad for over 15 years. The foam we are now using is the best we have found. It is very durable with just the right compression resistance for excellent shock absorbing while conforming to the saddle and horse.
The 2000 Series Wade saddle pad has a core of poly felt and closed cell foam, with the layer of closed cell foam between the poly felt and the bottom layer of the pad. This pad gives you the durability of wool felt on top with the advantages of a poly felt core.The poly felt core will conform to both the saddle and the horses back. The fibers in the poly felt will reshape each time it is used and will not mat down. The layer of foam between the poly felt core and the bottom of the pad helps to absorb shock and keep sweat and moisture from soaking up into the poly felt helping to keep it clean and last longer.
This pad is superior to the solid wool felt pads that are so popular today because pressed wool felt never stops felting which means it gets thinner and harder with each use. Poly felt fibers will not mat down or get hard. The 2000 series is an excellent pad. It is very durable with good shock absorption and will conform to your saddle and horse. This is our most popular series.
The 3000 Series of Wade saddle pad has a core of open cell memory foam between two layers of closed cell foam. We use 1/8' air gel foam for the top layer, then the memory foam, then regular closed cell foam for the bottom layer.
Since open cell foam is like a sponge we encase it between two layers of closed cell foam to keep moisture from getting into the memory foam. This combination will relieve any pressure points, provide excellent shock absorption and return to its original thickness. This is our best pad and probably the best pad you can buy. The only way to improve on this pad would be to replace the regular closed cell foam, used for the bottom layer of the core, with another layer of air gel foam. This pad will conform to the saddle and the horses back. The core will reshape each time it is used and is excellent for roping, ranching, barrel racing or any other discipline. This pad is great for poor fitting saddles and can be customized for any fitting problems.