From EcoGold in Canada
NO MORE SLIPPING WITH SECURE SADDLE PADS
Ecogold’s Secure XC saddle pad is the most comfortable non-slip XC pad available. Engineered to keep your horse’s back comfortable while keeping the saddle in place for a safe, competitive ride.
IMPROVE YOUR CONNECTION WITH YOUR HORSE WITH ECOGOLD’S SECURE XC SADDLE PAD
The ergonomic shape of the ultra-thin flaps provides the rider with a more stable riding position. A more secure position means they are able to communicate more effectively with the horse.
Built in a honeycomb structure, which keeps the majority of the fabric off the skin, Ecogold’s high-tech fabric is engineered to provide airflow and faster moisture evaporation. Our goal is to keep the horse as dry as possible, as quickly as possible.
Breathable and hypoallergenic, our non-slip material is neoprene-free. It’s strong enough to stay in place yet soft on the skin. It keeps the horse’s back comfortable while securing the saddle for a safe, competitive ride.
A PERFORMANCE SADDLE PAD FOR EVERY HORSE AND RIDER
The saddle pad you choose is just as important as your actual saddle. It’s part of that key connection between you and your horse. It’s an investment in the quality of your ride.
DON’T LEAVE YOUR PADS DIRTY.
It’s safe and recommended to wash your saddle pads regularly.
Keeping your saddle pads clean and looking like new isn’t as hard as you think. Here are tips to help keep your saddle pads looking crisp and clean for longer.
Wash them regularly.
You don’t have to use detergent every time but wash your saddle pads often. Leaving them dirty between rides will make the cleaning job harder. If the weather is dry enough at a multi-day show, you can hose down your saddle pads after your ride and hang them up rather than bringing them home dirty.
Don’t overload the washing machine.
DO NOT PLACE IN A TOP LOADER MACHINE WITH AN AGITATOR as this may damage your pad.
Wash your saddle pads by themselves, 2 or 3 at a time depending on the capacity of the washing machine. Do not overload the machine.
If you try to put too many saddle pads in the washing machine, they won’t be free to move around and get evenly cleaned. To prevent damage to your washing machine, don’t fill it over 3/4 of the way and make sure sure the items are evenly distributed.
Use a good chlorine-free detergent.
To wash Ecogold saddle pads, a good chlorine-free detergent plus a good chlorine-free bleach, like Napisan, works very well. Chlorine could discolour the fabric and is not recommended to use on materials that are in contact with the horse’s skin.
Use warm water and choose delicate / casual cycle to wash your saddle pads – fast spinning will make the pad wear out faster.
For hard to remove stains, you may have to apply a stain remover before washing.
Hang to dry (recommended) or put in the dryer for 5-10 minutes in cool temperature. Hot air will damage the saddle pad, and we certainly don’t want you to ruin your new saddle pad.
If the pads do not come out clean, you may have:
- Overloaded the machine – try putting fewer pads in the washing machine.
- Used the wrong detergent or bleach – try a good quality chlorine-free detergent and bleach when washing a saddle pad.
- Washed the pads after too many uses – try to wash your saddle pads more often.