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!
We are here for your horse!
I don't have a 5 star pad, but I've always wanted one! I've heard only great things about them. My 4 year old gelding is my barrel, rope, trail, and ranch horse.
The 5 star pad conforms great to my horses back and gives much needed relief on his withers. I love how soft but very durable they are and they are so easy to clean. I had tried other types of felt pads but he was very unhappy and as soon as I put this one on he's very comfortable and relaxed.
Love my 5 stars!! My saddles fit so much better with the 5 stars than any other pads! They last forever the one in the photo is 10 years old and is just starting to show its wear n tear! I'd love a replacement!
I love my 5 star pad because it literally makes my horse smile! It is the only pad I have used that truly fits my horse's back. Elvis would rear up and become upset when I used my other pad.
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.