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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I choose to use 5 Star pads exclusively because the comfort they provide is unbeatable. My horse looks forward to being ridden & remains happy, focused, & willing through the entire ride. It is unmatched in reliability, performance, & attractiveness. I'll be a lifelong customer & advocate for 5
I have two Five Star pads that I purchased for my barrel horse Popcorn. My old hand me down barrel saddle didn't fit correctly and he was sore in his back. The pad I purchased fixed the problem with my old saddle and made him very comfortable! They are beautifully made and very durable.
I struggled with saddle fit with my mare for almost a year. After spending thousands of dollars trying to find a right saddle/saddle pad combo, I finally tried a 5 star and was immediately hooked. My mare is running harder, clocking better, and is overall happier and more relaxed.
I am very happy with your saddle pads. I now own three 5 star saddle. Your saddle pads have really made the horse industry a better place, now I can depend on your products to keep my horses from getting sore with all the strenuous activity they go through each summer and winter.
I love the 5 star pads. They are the only pads I use now. I have had some of the more so called popular pads but they do not compare to the 5star.. I will not use any different pad. I actually keep an extra in my trailer. Easy to clean and always looks nice.