The Very Important Pad is a unique pressure relieving pad for horses. It can be worn over or under a saddlecloth to distribute pressure from your saddle more evenly across the horse’s back. Made from Akton® Polymer, a renowned viscoelastic polymer which has been rigorously tested worldwide in 40 years of scientific research. It draws and disperses heat from the horses back, regulating temperature. It’s hypoallergenic, easily cleanable and does not support bacterial growth.
Use the VIP always bobble side to the horse, so bobble side down against horse’s back/saddlecloth and smooth side against saddle panels. It is totally hypoallergenic and bacteriostatic so you can either use it directly on your horses back or between the saddle cloth and saddle. Horses have preferences so try both ways to find out what is best for your horse. To clean it, just run it under the tap. As it is not sticky you won’t need to do this very often as nothing sticks to it. It is not porous and doesn’t absorb water. Don’t use anything abrasive or any kind of chemical soap on the pad. Just hang it over a smooth railing or saddle rack to dry or wipe the water off with a cloth.
The VIP perfectly fits dressage, jumping, event, side saddle and polo saddles with a multitude of panel shapes and sizes, and seat sizes 17 – 18.5 inch. On any saddle smaller than 17 inches the pad will be large and have a bit of overhang, but this won’t affect the way it works.
To store your VIP, keep it away from direct sunlight and heat sources such as radiators, and preferably keep it flat, folded length-ways in half, or draped over your saddle. Keep away from sharp objects.
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