Our Equestrian Saddle Pads are anything but run of the mill. Preventing friction between rider and horse is key to success in competitive dressage, but it also prevents the horse's back muscles from getting too hot. Some of the most beautiful saddle pads in the world don't always function properly. We've seen it too many times, so we took it upon ourselves to curate the best of the best in pads here. The most important factors in a pad are to absorb or wick horse perspiration, provide substantial cushion for comfort and support, and protect the saddle by keeping it clean. We have tested all of our equestrian saddle pads and only the products that encompass all these traits have been listed.