Mary Ann Simonds, M.A., Equine Behaviorist, Horse-Rider Coach
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“I have tried every pad on the market to help relieve stress from bad-fitting saddles. Aside from a custom fit saddle, using two 1-inch thick wool felt pads was the best solution until we tried the Cavallo pad. Sore backs in the middle of the spine is common in jumpers upon landing when the saddle gives and the rider’s weight comes down in the middle of the horse’s back. The Cavallo pad performed equally or better than the wool pads we had been using to reduce saddle pressure on the spine of several Grand Prix jumpers. The horses stopped getting “strong” after the fences when their backs no longer hurt on landing. I am recommending my clients try this pad first to determine if the saddle is indeed causing the behavioral issues such as “teeth grinding”, “pulling”, “hurrying” or “bucking” which is so commonly linked to sore back in horses. Thank you for sharing your vision of making horse’s lives more comfortable for competition and making an affordable pad that works!”