Why buy a Shires Gel Pad?
The Shires Gel Pad, or saddle pads in general, can be very useful to make a well fitting saddle fit even better. The gel used by Shires is non slip, which is extremely helpful because it keeps it in place. Saddle pads often slip out of place, which can result in the saddle fit becoming more uncomfortable than comfortable. The shock absorbing properties of the gel make this saddle pad exceptionally popular with showjumpers and eventers.
You simply place the Shires gel pad between the numnah and saddle for the best results. The gel pad is perforated, which helps with airflow, which intern doesn’t overheat your hoses back. This is a great product for horses with sensitive backs. It is advised that you check with you’re your saddle fitter whether it’s a good idea, and won’t interfere with your saddle fit.