The outer shell is marine grade automotive carpeting backed with felt. The CSI Flex-Plate® is sewn in between the layers.
Along with being available in our 32″ inch and 30″ inch lengths the Standard Western cut is built with the CSI Flex-Plate® – the ultimate in technology has finally revolutionized the equine industry with the CSI Flex-Plate® System: The CSI Flex-Plate® has withstood the test of time and use. Our test saddle pads are now nearing 15,000 hours of hard riding at the Lower Snake River Cattle Ranch at the base of the Tetons in Wilson, WY. Our saddle pads are also tested at a busy Texas feedlot and by a host of clinicians and professional horsemen from coast to coast. Plus, there are numerous competition and trail riders that absolutely swear by this saddle pad. The unique design of the CSI Flex-Plate® will reduce or eliminate common saddle fit issue. Because of the three overlapping layers of a very strong polycarbonate material (10,000 psi tensile strength), it simply will not allow any pressure points to radiate into the horse. This design allows for even distribution of the riders weight, saddle tree pressure and any type of impact, including roping. The CSI Flex-Plate® increases the range of motion and the overall comfort for the horse. The CSI Flex-Plate® also creates a foundation for the saddle bars to rest on, creating more stability, allowing the rider to feel more secure.
The contour is built into the saddle pad; when it is pulled up into the saddle gullet it will remain in that position during the entire ride. It will not work down and apply pressure across the wither. Because of the foundation that the CSI Flex-Plate® creates there will be no pressure applied to the spine. You will usually have even sweat everywhere except down the spine of the horse. The contour and the vent holes allow for good airflow. To learn more about how to use your CSI Saddle Pad visit our Using Your CSI Saddle Pad page.
A cut out for latigo and off billet help to keep everything under your leg neat and reduces bulk. Our 100% All Natural Wool Felt inserts are made from a high quality, high density wool and are needled versus pressed during the felting process. This means what touches your horse is never subjected to harsh chemical processes! The removable inserts are offered in different thickness: 1/2″ inch for the round backed or overweight horses and our 3/4″ inch is the most versatile.