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  • Saddle Pads - FAQs

    Why are the Saddle Pads made from Pure Wool?
    Because wool is a natural fibre, it is ideal for use directly against your horse's spine. The natural crimp of wool provides outstanding elasticity and resilience, and the quality of wool that we use ensures that the saddle pad bonds and conforms perfectly to your horse's back, preventing friction and rubbing.

    Wool is extremely hard wearing and the quality way in which the wool is felted for our pads, delivers even greater strength, durability and shock absorbency.

    What is the purpose of a Saddle Pad? 
    There is absolutely no reason to over complicate the simplicity of a saddle pad and its purpose.

    A saddle pad is there to become the connection between saddle and horse. There is nothing better for this than a natural, breathable fibre like wool.

    All Angus Barrett Saddlery horse Saddle Pads are guaranteed to be durable and long lasting in any environment. This really is a great product - one of Angus Barrett's best.

    Are there different sizes and colours of the Saddle Pads?
    Our saddle pads are available to buy online in a range of shapes, thicknesses and colours to provide you with the option that best suits you. If you are unsure about what you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Can I Personalise my Saddle Pad?
    You can personalise your saddle pad with custom embroidery, like names, initials, brands and logos. To find out more about our personalisation options, please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our custom embroidery page for more information.

    How to clean a Pure Wool Saddle Pad?
    The best way to keep your saddle pad clean, is to wash your horse before you put the saddle pad on.

    If your pad starts to become hard or heavy with sweat, it can be washed by soaking it in a big tub or trough with fresh, cold water and then rinsing it with a hose until the water runs clear. It is important to soak the saddle pad first before hosing it, to allow the woollen fibres to loosen and soften. We also suggest brushing the hair off the pad before washing.

    Apply the hose to the saddle pad gently and gradually. It is important to use cold water only, because wool will shrink in warm or hot water. There should be no need to use detergents, but a mild wool detergent can be used to help lift dirt and grease.

    Hang the saddle pad on a rail to dry (not in direct sunlight) and if the saddle pad is stiff once dry, then gently bang the pad on a rail or post to loosen the fibres again.