Coopersridge Dressage Shearling Half Pad
This beautiful half pad is made with genuine wool shearling, which provides natural dispersal of pressure points and resists compression. Shearling also provides moisture wicking properties and helps to keep your horse’s back cool and dry. Air Weave increases air flow through the pad. The Eco-Grip top layer keeps the pad in place under the saddle.
High wither clearance and seamless spine help to prevent pressure points from forming.
Easy-open Velcro pockets allow PMG Shims to be inserted and removed effortlessly.
A perfect pad for daily riding, or in the show ring!
Machine washable in cold water wash with Woolskin Detergent.
Hand made in Canada
Poly-Memory- Gel Shims allow impact zones caused by saddle or rider to be absorbed evenly, removing pressure points and discomfort for both rider and horse.
This innovative blend of cushioning materials will give your horse the ultimate comfort:
- absorbs shock
- instant shim recovery
- reduces heat build-up
Advanced Shim Technology
Poly-mem-gel Shims allow impact zones caused by saddle or rider to be absorbed evenly, removing pressure points and discomfort for both horse and rider.
Our shims are created with an exclusive combination of polyurethane foam, memory foam, and gel. This innovative blend of cushioning materials work together to:
- Absorb shock
- Disperse pressure points evenly
- Reduce the build-up of trapped heat
- Speed up spring back time for instant shim recovery
- Prevent shim from losing shape
- Provide more support and weight distribution without being thick and bulky
Front and Back Shims
Coopersridge products has also created front and back shims!
Produced with our poly-mem-gel, front and back shims can be used in combination with the Full Shim. Each front and back shim has a tapered edge to blend seamlessly into the full shim and prevent pressure points under the saddle.
Front and back shims can be used to:
- Correct unbalanced saddles
- modify fit poorly fitting saddles
- Improve rider position
- Increase freedom of movement
- Provide necessary support to horses going through muscle development or weight loss/ gain
- Front and back shims can be used in combination with the Full Shim.
Coopersridge half [pads and western saddle pads all have easy-open Velcro pockets to work with our Advanced Shim Technology. This allows you to insert and remove shims effortlessly.
For both our English and western pads, Coopersridge uses several exceptional materials to give the best performance and comfort to you and your horse.
Just like sheepskin, our shearling provides comfortable cushioning for your horses back, as well as keeping him cool.. Made from genuine wool, this fabric is very resilient and easy to care for.
Our Air Weave is what is known as a “3D spacer fabric”, an inventive material that is being widely used for the replacement of foam and neoprene products. It is made using two separate layers of fabric, which are joined by microfilament yarn, creating a highly permeable space between layers that allows amazing air circulation: 10 times that of regular knit fabrics! Air Weave also has cushioning properties. Used in everything from medical products to military body armour, this fabric is supremely durable and long lasting.
A unique addition to our saddle pads is the Eco-Grip top layer. This keeps the pad in place under the saddle, with no twisting or shifting. This also removes the need for extra Velcro and straps.