ECOGOLD® Shimcare Hunter Saddle Pad
The ShimCare Hunter pad is an adjustable ECOGOLD® Hunter Pad with added shims for a custom fit. The non-slip fabric keeps the saddle in place. The horse’s back is protected with breathable high-density open-cell foam, which absorbs shock and moves impact laterally. Front and rear shims are included with the pad.
The fleece contour is 3.5” thick around the pad in sizes small, medium and large. It is 4″ thick around the XL.
How thick is the ShimCare Hunter Pad? The seat area comes with a 0.5″ thick high resiliency foam insert plus 0.5″ front and rear shims. You can adjust the thickness for a custom fit.
- Non-slip security: Breathable and hypoallergenic, our non-slip material is neoprene-free. It’s strong enough to stay in place yet soft on the skin. It keeps the horse’s back comfortable while securing the saddle for a safe, competitive ride.
- Impact protection: Offering superior support force and responsiveness over conventional or memory foam, our High Resilience Foam reduces pressure at the points of greatest weight and quickly springs back after impact to provide support and protection to the horse’s back.
- Quick dry performance: The high-tech fabric is engineered to provide airflow and faster moisture evaporation. Our goal is to keep the horse as dry as possible, as quickly as possible.
- Wither-relief: Anatomical design along with our Frictionless system mean the horse’s back and withers will be comfortable in our saddle pads.
DON’T LEAVE YOUR PADS DIRTY
It’s safe and recommended to wash your ECOGOLD® saddle pads regularly.
Wash the saddle pads by themselves, 2 or 3 at a time depending on the capacity of the washing machine. Do not overload the machine.
Use warm water and choose delicate / casual cycle – fast spinning will make the pad wear out faster.
Use a good chlorine-free detergent plus a good chlorine-free bleach (Oxyclean works very well). For hard to remove stains, you may have to apply a stain remover before washing.
Hang to dry or put in the dryer for 5-10 minutes in COOL temperature. HOT AIR could damage the saddle pad, and we certainly don’t want you to hurt your saddle pad.
If the pads do not come out clean, you may have:
Overloaded the machine – try putting fewer pads in the washing machine.
Used the wrong detergent or bleach – try a good quality chlorine-free detergent and bleach.
Washed the pads after too many uses – try washing them more often.