Horse Podcast Ep 241: Saddle Pads for Trail Riders

Equestrian Adventuresses Travel and Horse Podcast Ep 241 - Saddle Pads for Trail Riders

Saddle pads for trail riders make sure that the ride is comfortable for you and your horse. They don’t make an ill-fitting saddle any better, but they can help in reducing friction between the saddle and the horse’s hair and absorb and distribute any pressure from the weight of saddle and rider. The choice of different styles, materials and designs is overwhelming, so today Heather and Ute talk about the pros & cons of each and about their personal preferences.

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Hosts today:

Heather (Canada) Ute (India)

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  • Function of Saddle Pads
  • Different styles & materials
  • Pads with inlays or shims
  • Repurposing your saddle pad

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

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Krystal Kelly is a California girl on a Quest to see every country. She is a professional equestrian adventuress and has worked internationally with horses since 2010. Since then she has worked at professional competition and riding stables in Egypt, Italy, Romania, India and Bhutan! "I love travelling and I love horses and I am very blessed to be able to do both of my passions for a living!" She now has her own company, Krys Kolumbus Travel where she strives to empower women to travel and provides resources, tips and online courses to encourage women to travel SOLO to unique destinations. www.kryskolumbustravel.com www.krystal-kelly.com

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