The Saddle Pad
Best Ever Pads are not like any other pad on the market today. Ryan and Tammy White, the founders of Best Ever Pads, have followed a specific formula in creating what is undoubtedly the highest quality, best-looking pad available to equine athletes and trainers. Each pad is handmade with only the finest materials available, including top grade wool and leather.
Made with a Wool Foundation
Each pad is made from a wool foundation, making them durable and requiring little to no break-in time. The 100% wool pads are excellent at absorbing moisture, and wicking it away from the horse’s back to assist in heat removal.
Wool felt pads offer the greatest comfort and compression protection for your horse. The denser the pad, the less it will compress under pressure, thus giving your horse a comfortable, enjoyable experience and allowing him to do his job to the best of his ability. The high-quality breathable materials allow the pads to be used alone, or with a Navajo blanket.
We Keep Your Horse’s Comfort in Mind
Our pads are specifically designed with your horse’s comfort and protection in mind. With that in mind, each pad is shaped into a two-piece contour design that allows for a comfortable fit, helping to eliminate pressure an discomfort along the horse’s spine, as well as helping to prevent over-cinching and saddle movement.
In addition, specially designed wither cutouts over the withers allow for better clearance and reduced spinal pressure. Pads are also available in a variety of sizes to suit your specific needs, and are made using only the finest wool and leather products
Handmade in the USA
Each pad is 100% hand made in the USA and made to order, that includes top grade 4.5 ounce wear leathers and spine reinforcement. These soft and durable pads require little to no break in time. Our 100% Wool pads are excellent at absorbing moisture and wicking it away to assist in heat removal. Wool pads offer the greatest compression protection. The denser the pad the less it will compress under pressure. The high quality breathable materials allow it to be used alone or with a Navajo.
We offer several different sizes of saddle pads to suit you and your horse’s specific needs. If you don’t see the size you need please call or email, as we do offer custom cuts for some pads for an additional fee.
- 25×25 Pony
- 28×28 Small Barrel
- 30×30 Standard
- 32×32 Large
- *Need a custom size, let us know! We can help!
This handsome western saddle pad is specifically cut to allow the cinch to mold naturally around the horse’s girth allowing for closer contact for the rider’s legs. It is also cutout over the withers for better wither clearance and reduced spinal pressure. The two-piece contour design allows for a comfortable fit that helps to eliminate pressure along the horse’s spine, and helps prevent over cinching, and saddle movement.
Saddle Pad Types
The OG Collection
Our OG Collection has been the core of the company since 2002. This top quality 100% needle-punched wool pad is 112 ounces per square yard, making it firm, durable and breathable. This pad is dark gray in color, and comes in several thickness options, to best suit your needs.
Pad Thickness and Recommended Use
1″ Wool Pad
All around work and play pad for normal to high withered horses. Recommended for barrel racers, team ropers, trail riders, team penners, cutters, reiners, colt starters, and performance horses.
3/4″ Wool Pad
Designed for round back horses. Recommended for barrel racers, trailer riders, team penners, cutters, and reiners.
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The Kush Collection
The Kush Collection is made from 100% high-quality, washed and pressed wool that is 136 ounces per square yard. It is durable and resistant to compression, yet soft and flexible. Properties of this pad allow it to absorb moisture, which aides in removing heat from the horse’s back. This pad is light gray in color, and comes in 1.25″, 1″ or 3/4″ thickness options.
Pad Thickness and Recommended Use
1.25″ Thickness Pad
Protection and compression prevention at it’s finest. Highly recommended for team ropers, and horses with high withers that need extra protection.
1″ Thickness Pad
This is a great all around pad. Solid, durable protection for any level of performance horse. Recommended for team ropers, cutters, reiners, and performance horses.
3/4″ Thickness Pad
Great lightweight pad, without sacrificing protection or comfort. Recommended for barrel racers, trailer riders, and team penners.
The Kush Collection Deluxe Options
- Fleece Lining // Creates an especially soft feel for added comfort, with more shock absorption, and even better moisture wicking ability.
- Neoprene Lining // Shock absorbing as well as being anti fungal and antibacterial, it won’t absorb sweat, and is easy to clean. *We do not recommend this feature if you are unfamiliar with it, as it is not a very breathable options.*
Introduced in 2010, the CEO Collection was specially engineered to add more shock absorption for your horse’s comfort. The CEO Collection is comprised of a series of three different saddle pads, all created to serve a specific purpose. Each pad is made from a wool base that is similar to our “OG Collection”. It is 112 ounces per square yard of needle-punched wool, and is firm, durable and breathable.
The Fleesar Series
The Fleesar adds a fleece lining to create an especially soft feel for added comfort, with more shock absorption, and even better moisture-wicking ability. The Fleesar is a great option if your current pad is rubbing your horse, or if your horse has thin or sensitive skin. It is dark gray in color, and is fully customizable.
The BHS Series
The BHS Series adds a 3/8″ closed-cell foam insert to help distribute saddle pressure over the bars of the saddle, and reduce the breakdown of the pad over the bars. This pad is great for high withered horses and poor saddle fit. This layered design is great for an every day work pad and is designed for lasting wear. Pair it with a 1″ or 3/4″ wool base pad for a great all day cowboying pad, or try it paired with a 1/2″ felt for what we like to call our “1D Lite,” designed with the barrel racer in mind.
The Cadillac Series
The Cadillac Series adds a 3/8″ closed-cell foam insert throughout the bars of the saddle, and an additional 1/4″ closed-cell foam insert placed strategically over the shoulders. It helps prevent the pad from collapsing in the area behind the shoulders by offering extra support. A great pad for team ropers, calf ropers, steer ropers and performance horses. Also recommended for senior and high withered horses.
Customizing Your Saddle Pad
Customization is perhaps the most exciting and unique feature of our pads. Each handmade pad is fully customizable, with a variety of option to choose from.
1. Wool Foundation
Starting a wool foundation, there are five different wool blends to choose from, each meant to serve a specific need.
2. Top Quality Leather Options
Next, top quality 4.5 ounce wear leather is available in over 40 different options, to give your pad a unique look to set you apart from the crowd.
Want to make your pad personal? No problem! Best Ever Pads take customization to a whole new level with stock designs, as well as custom brand, initial, imaging and embroidery options.
Finish your design off with one of our unique border options including buck-stitching, crystals, or metal spots.
Our Pads not only come in a variety of sizes and wool blends, but there are dozens of custom options available as well. Below is a list of our available customization options:
(Please note that not all option combinations are available, and some options are not available for certain pads. Please see individual Pad Information pages for details.)
Saddle Pad Options:
- Wool Color
- Pad Size
- Pad Thickness
- Wear Leathers
- Stock Design or Custom Image
- Custom Brand or Text
- Spot Border or Crystal Border
- Buckstitching Border
To prevent hair and dirt buildup you can use a rubber curry comb to gently brush the underside of the pad in circular motions. If necessary you can use a vacuum to remove loosened debris. If you need to wash the pad hold it by the wither hole and spray it with water from the inside to the outer edges in all directions (rotate the pad as you rinse). To dry lay naturally over a saddle rack or fence in the sun. Learn more about how to clean a saddle pad.