We are very excited about our newest 5 Star design! As always, we only use 100% PURE wool felt in the production of our 5 Star Pads. The new design is appropriately called the Flex Fit.
What the Flex Fit allows, with its new design of a cut-back in the gullet area at the front of the pad, is the elimination of pressure on the wither area. With most pads, if the pad is not pulled up off of the wither before cinching, it will apply a certain amount of pressure on the wither top line. When this happens, the horse will try to compensate with its shoulders trying to relieve the pressure itself. This will result in your horse's shoulder not being able to move as freely as possible.
The result from having too much pressure on the wither is that your horse’s shoulders will not move freely. This will affect how well your horse is able to move which in turn can affect other parts of your horse’s body.
If you ride for long periods of time with too much pressure on top of the wither your horse could get sore on the wither area. Also if a horse has to continually compensate or move away from the pressure, it could result in SORE BACKS, SORE HOCKS, or SORE SHOULDERS. This could potentially lead to time off, vet bills related to injections, or chiropractor visits. These potential issues could be helped by eliminating the pressure on top of the wither.
What are some results you can have with the use of a 5 Star 100% PURE wool Flex fit saddle pad?
All of the benefits that come with any 5 Star 100% PURE wool contoured pad:
Eliminate heat buildup
Easy to clean
Absorbs 3 to 4 times more than cheaper pads
Eliminates double padding
Available in several styles and sizes.
Available in 1/2" to 1 1/8" thicknesses
The best investment to help protect you horse's back
Many, many satisfied customers!
Available on any standard pad as an add on option when customizing!
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Thanks to your saddle pad, Shoii's back stays cool and protected while we are out on our little "jaunts!" Being able to continue to explore the world means the world to my horse... and being able to provide him the padding he needs with your products, means the world to ME! Thanks so muc
Absolutely love my two 5 star pads! One of my horses has a hard to fit back and the other is picky about what feels comfortable on her back. The 5 star pad has made my tricky to fit horse more comfortable in his saddle, and my picky horse isn't as cinchy or crabby anymore
I love my 5 Stars! I've used them for several years and they're the only pads I keep in my barn now. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better fitting and constructed wool pad on the market. I have one pad that I've used almost daily for 7 years now and it's still going strong.
I first decided to purchase a 5 star pad after hearing all of the awesome reviews on it and learning that they have the most virgin wool out of any other saddle pad on the market. I have ordered 3 pads and I am hooked! My horses stay comfortable whether it be during speed events or long trail rides.
I have sold a lot of pads to my customers and I hear a lot of "I really like my pad, I need to buy another one." The folks at 5 Star always stand behind their products and do what they say. The dealer education and information is excellent too.