The Best Ever Choice
Whether you spend your time barrel racing, team roping, trail riding, team penning, cutting, reining, starting colts or training performance horses, Best Ever Pads has a custom 100% wool saddle pad to fit every horse and riders’ needs! As experienced rodeo athletes themselves, Best Ever Pad’s owners and founders Ryan and Tammy White have been dedicated to creating and innovating the highest quality and best-looking saddle pad available to the rodeo and western world, offering the unique options of customization and personal assistance in fitting the correct saddle pad to each working horse and rider. These handsome western saddle pads are hand-crafted in Los Osos, California from top grade wool and leather, offering over 40 different top grade leather options for customization, as well as five different pad collections and for you to choose from, offering the best saddle pad fit for any horse. At Best Ever Pads, our top quality saddle pads are crafted primarily with the interest of maximizing a horse’s potential through premier equine stewardship. It is important to us that each equine athlete is offered the highest level of protection and comfort available, and we have taken pride in delivering that product to our customers since the Best Ever Pads’ founding in 2002.
The Best Ever Fit For Your Horse
Our saddle pads begin with the most important basics:top quality 100% wooland top grade wear leathers. Each saddle pad offers our unique two-piece contour design, specifically cut to allow the cinch to mold naturally around the horse’s girth, allowing for closer contact for the rider’s legs. Our saddle pad design also features a cutout over the withers, providing better wither clearance beneath the tree of the western saddle while reducing the amount of pressure put on the spine by saddle and rider. In addition, the shape and material of our saddle pads helps prevent over-cinching and saddle movement, allowing for a greater range of motion to increase your horse’s overall performance. We offer several different sizes of saddle pads to suit you and your horse’s specific needs, offering 25×25 Pony, 28×28 Small Barrel, 30×30 Standard, and 32×32 Large pad sizes, each in a variety of thicknesses with options to build up or line the saddle pad. If you don’t see the size you need, we are happy to work with you to create a custom cut pad to suit your needs.In today’s western industry, saddle pads are offered in a variety of materials, ranging from synthetic fibers to gels to open and closed cell foams, but here at Best Ever Pads, we offer the long-standing first choice of rodeo professionals and athletes alike, wool, for the base of our saddle pads.
The Best Ever Materials
Wool is not only an all-natural choice, but it also out-performs all synthetic materials by offering superior moisture-wicking qualities and providing your horse protection from pressure while under saddle. Wool follicles boast a complex cellular structure made up of a hydrophobic (water-hating) outer core, and a hydrophilic (water-loving) inner core, meaning our 100% wool saddle pads are excellent at wicking sweat from the horse’s skin and coat and repelling it to the outer edge and surface of the pad. The hydrophobic outer core prevents our pads from soaking up sweat, allowing for temperature regulation and heat removal. In addition to its moisture wicking and heat regulation qualities, wool also endures repeated pressure better than its synthetic competitors, making it the perfect base for the hardworking western rider. Wool fibers contain crimp, which gives wool its ability to breathe while resisting compression. Because it is a natural fiber, wool materials do not break down quickly like synthetic materials do when exposed to the heat, pressure, and sweat salts of heavy use. Our OG and Kush wool options offer the greatest compression protection, and are also soft and durable, requiring little to no break-in time. The denser the pad, the less it will compress over time under the pressure of the saddle. Wool felt also meshes with the natural direction of the horse’s hair, reducing saddle slippage and increasing the comfort of the horse.
In addition to our OG and Kush wool collections, Best Ever Pads offers build up saddle pads that help with shock absorption and comfort in our CEO collection, which we specially designed in 2010 for barrel racers, team ropers, calf ropers, senior and high-withered horses. The Fleesar Series saddle pads add 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 saddle pad is rubbing your horse. The BHS Series adds a 3/8″ closed-cell foam insert to help distribute saddle pressure throughout the bars of the saddle, and reduce breakdown of the pad over the bars. This pad is great for high-withered horses or poor saddle fit. The Cadillac Series is our deluxe saddle pad. With a 3/8″ closed-cell foam insert throughout the bars of the saddle, as well as an additional 1/4″ closed-cell foam insert over the shoulders, it offers maximum support and protection. Its unique design helps prevent the pad from collapsing in the area behind the shoulders, offering extra support. Any of our saddle pads can be customized additionally with a neoprene or fleece lining to further fit your horse’s comfort needs.
The Best Ever Customization
Every Best Ever Saddle Pad is 100% customizable and made to order, right here in the USA! With over 40 varieties of wear leathers, you can pick your favorite color, hair-on hide, or pattern of leather! Each saddle pad isfully customizable to your exact specifications. We offer custom embroidery, stock designs, crystals, and metal spots as options, as well as custom tooled, painted, and screen printed wear leathers! Have a horse that’s hard to fit? We are happy to provide free pad consultations if you send us pictures of your horse’s back. Great customer service is our top priority, and we are always happy to help you in ordering the perfect saddle pad to fit both you and your horse’s needs.
Best Ever Pads are without a doubt the highest quality, best looking saddle pads on the western market. Get yours today, and BE YOUR BEST EVER!