How do you make a homemade saddle pad?

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What materials do you need to make a saddle pad?

MATERIALS. The primary materials used in saddle pads today are open and closed cell foams, synthetic felts, needled felts, pressed industrial felts, woven blankets, gel packs, synthetic cloth, and air bladders.

Can you dye a saddle pad?

Dye fabric. – I used three bottles of dye, each in a different color. The type of material on saddle pads can be resistant to holding dye, so I made sure to really saturate the fabric and make sure that the dye penetrated all the folds. Also, make sure to flip over and color all sides. Wrap and wait (the hardest part!).

Can you use a blanket as a saddle pad?

Western Saddle Blankets – You can have fun choosing one that compliments your horse’s color. These blankets work well with many horses and saddles and could be all you need. They are easy to clean. Most can be tossed in the washing machine and dryer, or hung to dry.

Do horses need a saddle pad?

A saddle pad protects your horse’s back from friction that could be caused by a saddle rubbing directly on your horse’s hair and skin. It also helps to protect the saddle by absorbing some of your horse’s sweat. If your saddle fits well, you’ll require only a simple saddle pad.


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