Close Contact Pads
Many hunter/jumper riders ride in close contact saddles or jumping saddles. A close contact saddle pad fits perfectly under these saddles, lightly cushioning your horse's back while absorbing excess moisture. Fitted close contact pads are highly versatile pads, being appropriate for competitions as well as schooling. Typically, close contact pads are slightly thicker than all purpose saddle pads and baby pads.
We carry a large selection of close contact saddle pads from trusted equestrian brands such as Fleeceworks, Roma, ThinLine, Toklat, and Woof Wear. Our inventory is comprised of pads made from a wide array of materials, including fleece, cotton, technical fabrics, and sheepskin.
Sheepskin is a popular material for saddle pads, due to its unique properties. The natural fiber minimizes friction between your horses back and the saddle, while directing heat away from your horse and keeping your horse cool and comfortable.
If your horse has a wide barrel or large withers, it may be difficult to keep your saddle properly positioned. Look for a non-slip close contact pad to assist you in keeping your saddle securely in place. Specialized rubber can help keep the saddle from moving without needing to over tighten your girth and causing your excess pressure on your horse's ribcage.
Find your next contoured close contact saddle pad or square close contact saddle pad at The Cheshire Horse. If you have any questions regarding the close contact pads that we carry or would like assistance selecting the right pad for you and your horse, we encourage you to reach out to a member of our friendly and experienced sales team.