What is a western saddle blanket?

Western saddle blankets are an easy and effective method for relieving weight and pressure from your horse’s back. Navajo saddle blankets help add a little color, pop, and style to your overall riding tack. Help make your horse a little more comfortable during your next ride with a good quality wool saddle blanket.

What does a saddle blanket do?

The saddle pad or blanket provides a bit of extra cushioning between the saddle and the horse and helps the saddle stay clean. Without a pad or blanket, a saddle will sit directly on the horse, where it will absorb sweat and pick up dirt from the horse’s back.

How thick should my western saddle pad be?

If you and your gear together weigh more than 200 lbs., you should get at least a 7/8″ pad, but a 1″ would be better. What kind of terrain will you be riding on? If you regularly ride over mountainous or hilly areas, again, you want at least a 7/8″ thick pad, but 1″ would be better.

How much does a western saddle pad cost?

Western saddle: $200-$3000+ – Custom saddle pads and saddles can cost thousands while you can find a used saddle for $50 or less.

What is the blanket that goes under the saddle?

The terms saddle blanket, saddle pad (or numnah), and saddle cloth refer to blankets, pads or fabrics inserted under a saddle. These are usually used to absorb sweat, cushion the saddle, and protect the horse’s back.

Which way does a saddle pad go?

Proper Saddle Pad Placement – YouTube

How do you wash a wool saddle blanket?

  1. Loosen dirt, sweat and hair. Start by scrubbing your wool pad with a rubber curry comb in a circular motion — just like you would curry your horse.
  2. Rid your pad of the dirt. Next, use a vacuum with a hose attachment to rid your pad of the now-loosened dirt and hair.
  3. Wash your pad.
  4. Dry your pad.

How do you fold a saddle blanket?

Civil War Cavalry: Folding the Saddle Blanket – YouTube

Why do saddle pads slip back?

Saddle slipping can happen for several reasons. Poor saddle fit, a loose girth, a lame horse (Fun Fact: On a lame horse the saddle will slip to the side with the lameness), or even uneven irons can be the culprit.


Videos

Choosing a Quality Saddle Pad

Saddles pads & blankets ! stall13.com videos

Therapeutic Western Saddle Pad | Back on Track


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