SKITO EQUALIZER SADDLE PADS
Designed to Fit the Bob Marshall Treeless Sport Saddle: Cost $275.00 to $335.00.
Each one is built to suit your specific saddle. Foam density is the key in regards to comfort, support and durability.
We offer three types of density, Light, Medium and Firm. Other factors may include; region, animals back condition, riding discipline.
All the foam inserts are beveled to eliminate pressure points and allow your leg to lay closer to the animal.
The Dryback is an Equalizer Saddle Pad too made by SKITO constructed with a venting material 3M Nomad matting. This matting releases heat and moisture from the large back muscle to the atmosphere. And air flows well between the saddle and saddle pad through the 3M Nomad matting to the top of the saddle pad.
SKITO DRYBACK PAD
- Dryback is an option that you can add to any saddle pad.
- Dryback releases heat and moisture.
- This option also adds a non slip surface to the top of your pad.
Current Fabrics Available w/ Patterns … Allow 2 to 3 weeks for Delivery.
SOLID COTTON DUCK
- This fabric is a 100% woven cotton
- 10 oz in weight
CORDURA FABRICThis fabric is a 100% nylon woven fabric that is
– water proof,
– color fast,
– ultra durable – durable like leather but machine washable.
SKITO Equalizer Saddle Pad FOAM INSERTS
- SKITO Equalizer saddle pads are built to suit your specific saddle fitting needs.
- Foam density is a key in regards to comfort, support and durability.
- SKITO offers three types of density;
Capped with Felt and Mesh, this is a great all purpose laminated foam.
This option is great for our light to mid weight riders.
Available thickness: 1/2″ – 1″ & Custom
Riders Weight: Up to 200 LBS
Mesh is laminated between two layers of 1/2 foam to make a durable but flexible base foam for our mid weight riders and horses with back issues.
Available thickness: 1″ & Custom
Riders Weight: 175 LBS – 250 LBS
Felt & Mesh are laminated between two layers of 1/2 foam.
This configuration is more suitable for the mules back and provides comfort for you and your mule.
The lamination reduces the compression of the foam and adds to the rigidity of the foam for better support and less impact pressure.
Available thickness: 1″ & Custom
Riders Weight: 200 LBS +
SKITO 1″ FOAM
1″ foam is available. Both thicknesses are appropriate for riders over 175 lbs., or for those in the saddle long hours at a time.
SHIMS: A variety of shims can be added to the foam inserts. The most commonly requested are the center shims. These are useful for horses who are a little bit A-framed where additional lift over the spine is needed.
For the Treeless Saddle User
All of Our Foam Inserts are Beveled to Eliminate Pressure Points and Allow Your Leg to Lay Closer to the Animal.
For the Treeless Saddle advocate, all of our foams inserts are beveled to eliminate pressure points and allow your leg to lay closer to the animal.
Skito pads can be made to fit the contours of any saddle model on the market, Aussie, English, and any treed western saddle.
The pad can be easily washed. Remove the foam inserts and wash the cover in cold water and let air dry.
I am a long time dealer/consultant for SKITO since 1998. Contact me and enjoy personalized assistance for creating your next beautiful SKITO saddle pad.
Open velcro and remove foams. Foam inserts are not machine washable. (See below for foam care.) The velcro opening is usually located along the top front edge of pad. Sometimes it is located along the top spine edge of pad. Close velcro after removing foam. Close any open velcro such as girth straps to prevent the velcro from snagging on any other materials. All Velcro must be closed and secure so it doesn’t flop around in the washer.
For non-laminated foams roll clean foams in a towel jelly-roll style, then step on the roll to remove excess water. Finally lay the foams flat on clean towel to completely air dry away from direct sunlight.
Reinsert foam into your cover and you are good for many more riding miles.
Skito Saddle Pad Options
STANDARD CONSTRUCTION INCLUDES YOUR CHOICE OF FABRIC, ALL FLEECE (WOOL) BOTTOM & YOUR CHOICE OF REGULAR FOAM INSERTS, 3/4 inch or 1 inch thick.
Underside Material Options
Split Bottom (+$20.00)
Wool Fleece Bottom Standard
Skito Wool Saddle Pad
Our 100% wool fleece efficiently wicks the heat laden perspiration to the open cell foam inserts, which acts as a dense sponge pulling the moisture & heat away from the animal to the surface of the pad, which allows for longer rides.
Skito Split Bottom Saddle Pad
Our Split Bottom combines the benefits of our wool and quilted wool felt into on outstanding pad. It keeps the wool on top of the animals back while the quilted wool felt allows for a close contact around the belly for a better cinch and less roll. Price: $20.00 added to your pad
SKITO NON-SLIP OPTION
Non Slip Strips can be added to your saddle pad to help prevent slipping. It is great for holding the saddle in place when using a slick fabric like CORDURA.
The Non-slip CORDURA is Included with the Purchase of each Skito Equalizer Saddle Pad.
WITHER TIES & CANTEL TIES
Wither ties and / or Cantel ties can be added to your saddle pad to help secure your pad to your saddle. This is a nice options to prevent the pad from moving under your saddle. They come 2 in a set and can be placed centered on the spine or off set on either side of the spine.