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Saddle comfort’s a breeze with PolyPads®

If you want the very latest in highly effective under saddle protection for your horse look no further than the new Filament AirTrap© System from PolyPads®, the UK’s favourite manufacturer of proven pressure dispersing saddle pads for horses.

Famous for their no fuss and no frills approach, PolyPads® have gone state of the art with the introduction of two radical new designs of saddle pad - the PolyPads® Pod© and the PolyPads® Butterfly©.

Manufactured to PolyPads®’ usual high standards using the traditional quilted polycotton outer, both the Pod© and Butterfly© feature the technically ingenious Filament AirTrap© System on the inside. This enables the pad to literally retain tiny pockets of air to form a supremely comfortable shock-absorbing, buffer between saddle and horse.

The Polypads® Pod© is a High Profile© half-pad, fitting snugly under the saddle bearing area, without reaching under the saddle panels, to minimise bulk. It can also be used as a reliable extra pad for horses requiring additional back protection.

The PolyPads® Butterfly© is a High Profile© full pad, which has been beautifully tailored into a butterfly shape to provide improved leg contact with no compromise on overall, under saddle protection.

Both have been extensively tested and given the thumbs up by world champion three- day event rider Mary King, as well as several ‘ordinary’ riders.

Jessica Gridley, a horse owner from Hertfordshire has been testing a Pod© on her thoroughbred x warmblood gelding Korky for the past six months. She says: “The worst part about the Pod was having to give it back so that PolyPads® could see how it was standing up to daily use. I have tried a wide variety of saddle pads in the past as Korky has sensitive skin across his back. Nothing has been more effective than the Pod© and it has the added benefit of being so easy to use. Thankfully I now have another one!”

The Pod© and Butterfly© are available in a wide variety of base colour and binding options and have suggested retail prices of £29 and £39 respectively. They will be available from March 2004 - for stockist details please telephone: 01284 850511 or visit the website at


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