Cushion-Quilt, Square for Xtreme Jump Saddles & Equinox Jump Saddle Only
Please note: That from October 2023, all of the BALANCE-designed products are no longer available from The BALANCE SAddle Company Ltd. and this website. The production and sales of the full BALANCE range of saddles, saddle pads and harness/training equipment is now being managed by THV Saddling. The products themselves and the manufacturers are the same as under BALANCE, but will now show the THV Saddling Logo. Please go to the THV Saddling website and order via their online shop, or email them to ask about availability.
This version of our lovely 'Cushion-Quilt' (Extra Thick) Square pad, has been created to be a good shape to go under BALANCE Xtreme Jump Saddles which are more forward cut in the flaps than our other jump styles in other models.
Our Cushion-Quilt, Square with Wool-Fleece lining, shaped to work well with our Xtreme Jump saddles (XJE and XJN)
For Zenith, Felix, Matrix and Nexus Jump Saddles please see that they have a 'Cushion-Quilt' pad that is a better match their shape here is the link to that page. XJXSQ
Colour Options for this Pad.
See the drop down menu above and the picture for the colour options available for this pad. However, we are not ordering or holding much pad stock anymore, so unless you can see exactly what you want in the drop down menus, you will need to order from THV Saddling, as explained above.
Please Note: These measurements cannot be guaranteed. We accept a tolerance of ± ½" (1cm) approximately from the manufacturer.
A -- B = 22" (56cm)
C -- D = 20" (51.5cm)
A -- B = 24" (61cm)
C -- D = 20" (51.5cm)
Wither Contour Options.
Correct Contour (standard BALANCE shape)
All BALANCE pads are made with what we call a ‘Correct Contour’ shape along the spine. as standard. This shape respects the increase in height that you see in the horse’s back at the front of the saddle area. Our ‘Correct Contour’ pads are suitable for most healthy horses. The difference between the level of the horse’s back (where the saddle sits) and the withers, should not be pronounced.
However, if the horse has underdeveloped or wasted muscle from any number of reasons including: saddle related damage; unbalanced riding; pain in the feet; pain in the mouth, ill health etc., the spineous processes in the wither area will appear to be more prominent. In these cases our Correct Contour pads may not have enough lift at the front and the Extra Hi-Wither Option would be more suitable.
A ‘High Wither’ should not be assumed to be a horse’s natural shape no matter what the breed! It is often a symptom of something that is not supporting the horse’s well-being. However, there are times when our standard Correct Contour shape does not provide enough lift and clearance over a prominent wither, and then the Extra Hi-Wither option can work well.
The difference in height between a 'Correct Contour' pad and an Extra Hi-Wither pad is 1" (2.4cm).
We can also supply this pad in an Low- Wither contour , for horses who are 'mutton withered', to avoid having too much unnecessary pad material under the front of the saddle.
Other Options available of this Pad
Alternative Fleece Option. If you have always used the original version of this pad, which was made with a fleece with a longer fibre length and not as dense as the current pads, we can still get them made with the original fleece.
No-Fleece Option. If you know your horse is allergic to, or dislikes the feel of wool against their skin, we can supply a version of this pad without the wool fleece.
Ordering Non-Standard Options.
If you want a non-standard colour, length, wither contour etc. you will need to order that item from THVSaddling.com (see note at the top of this page)
How this Pad is designed and made.
This pad is made using a cotton covered quilt with a 12oz wadding inside and in what is called a ‘duvet’ stitch pattern (wide parallel stitch lines). We call this quilt our 'Cushion-Quilt'. Most horses really love it. The high density, medium length wool-fleece lining, is shaped to sit under the whole of the panel area of the saddle to provide comfort for the horse.
The shape of the pad along the spine is designed to help riders to keep pressures away from the vulnerable areas over the bones of the spine, and the fixing straps are attached carefully to minimise bulk under the saddle panels.
A long strip of the soft, loop side of a Hook/Loop fixing system sits along the length of the pad, making is easy to keep any of the 'Add-On' pads, like JB or Remedial Pads in position.
Being able to move in a powerful, balanced and engaged way, without restriction or discomfort, is every horse’s birth-right and essential in order for him to be able to carry the unnatural weight of a rider, without doing harm to himself.