Best Friend Comfort Plus Bareback Pad

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Product Summary:

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The Comfort Plus Bareback Pad offers a natural seat with extreme comfort.
Best Friend comfort plus bareback pads feature:
  • Non slip breathable material against the horses back assures the pad stays in place.
  • Will not absorb sweat. 
  • Can be easily cleaned by hosing off both sides in desired water temperature and line drying. Using detergent is not recommended. 
  • Patented breathable suede is bonded to high density polymer, an overlay of tuck & roll short nap fleece for a luxurious look and comfortable ride.
  • Leather reinforced billets attach to the patented non slip breathable girth.
They also have two stainless steel D's at the front for a breast plate, hand hold, or to snap on water bottles or carry bags.  Two additional D's are at the cantle. 
 
Item Specifications:
Length: 23", Cutback at withers, overall 27"
Width:  17" Center seam to bottom of flap
Well padded girth with keepers measures 29" from buckle to buckle.
Entire girth measures 82" in length when let out to it's maximum, minimum 49".

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Bought this for my granddaughter for Christmas. She loves it!
SUSAN G on Feb 1, 2016
Wanted a bareback pad and this one had the best reviews for no slipping, pretty color as well.
Anne H on Oct 7, 2015
Have one already and the wife says she wants one too!
James G on Dec 7, 2015
Good reviews, and I don't like the cinch on the one I'm currently using.
Wendy W on Oct 7, 2015
How are the straps attached? Do they go all the way around to the other side or just sewed to the material? Are the dees in front strong enough to attach a breastplate to? Thanks.
Lila B on Feb 1, 2014
Best Answer: The straps are sew into the fabric and the girth has neoprene on the underside, which makes it not slip. The fact that it is contoured to the horses back makes for no bunching, and is very comfortable to ride! I have not had any slipping and did not find a need for a breastplate. the D rings are too close together, and I use them for a "jump strap" to have something other than mane to hold onto.
Reply · Report · Jennifer R on Feb 1, 2014
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would this bareback pad be good for a high withered horse?
Cheri F on May 12, 2014
Best Answer: If only their withers are prominent, then it would still be a good fit. However, if their backbone/spine is also prominent, you may need a 1/2 wool pad underneath for comfort. I use it on a withered TB and it conforms to his back well, no issues with the withers, but he has a prominent spine so I do line with a wool underpad to be safe. My QH builds with withers though are completely fine without anything else. I really like this bareback pad.
Reply · Report · Alyssa J on May 12, 2014
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can you canter and jump in it or does it slip?
leisel on Sep 22, 2014
Best Answer: My daughter canters in this pad all the time and has never expressed there is slippage. I have never had a problem either, though I don't use it as much. We don't do a lot of bareback jumping but she also said she never has had a problem when she has jumped with it. We have had this pad for almost 2 years and are really pleased. It has held up very well. Ours still looks almost new and we ride in it a few times each week.
Reply · Report · Kelly P on Sep 22, 2014
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what is the difference between this and the Thin Line Comfort Plus bareback pad?
CarolinaRoamer on Jan 22, 2016
Best Answer: On a side note, my daughter rides in a bareback drill team (no tack and they jump up to 36"). They practice several hours a week, which is very hard on a horse's back. She really liked the Best Friends pad and even after 2 years, still looks good. It doesn't slip like other brands because the Cinch is in the correct spot, not at the front or over the withers where it sucks the pad back on the horse. We went with the Thinline version after her horse started getting sore. So far she really likes it and it isn't as slick as it looks on the seat as the Thinline material has a slight rubber feel to it
Reply (1) · Report · Robin C on Jan 22, 2016
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Is this a pony bareback pad?
JoAnn M on Aug 26, 2013
Best Answer: This is not pony sized, but it would probably be fine for a large pony. My horse has a short back and this works well for her. The girth/cinch should easily adjust to fit a large (maybe a medium) pony. The length of the pad across the top is 23" so you could measure the topline seam of one of your saddle pads and see if it's similar. Very comfy bareback pad!
Reply · Report · Sarah J on Aug 26, 2013
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Since most say the strap is one piece, how does it go through the pad itself? Is it comfortable for the horse?
Debbie S on Jun 24, 2014
Best Answer: It appears that the strap runs INSIDE the pad and not against the horse's back. It has nice contouring and fits the curves of the horse's back well. The cinch has a roller buckle in each end to attach to the "billets" on each side, so there is plenty of adjustment. The pad itself is grippy and cushy to sit on. My only caution is that the cinch and the backing on the pad are neoprene (hard to find a good pad in fleece these days!), and my mare broke out in hives when I used it. If you have a horse with sensitive skin I would recommend wiping the underside of the pad off thoroughly before the first use, perhaps washing your horse's back and cinch area well when you finish your ride, or even placing a light liner pad beneath this bareback pad. I even changed out the cinch it came with for an old fleecy one I had. This is not to discourage you from this nice pad, but more FYI. Not every horse will have sensitive skin issues as mine does. Good luck and happy trails!
Reply · Report · Jennifer W on Jun 25, 2014
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Does it include stirrups or is there a way to attach them?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2015
Best Answer: No stirrups or way to attach them. This is the best bareback pad ever! We will buy several more. You should never us stirrups on a bareback pad or saddle that does not have a tree. It's bad for your horse.
Reply · Report · Edmund O on Nov 27, 2015
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will it fit large pony?
A shopper on Jan 10, 2016
Best Answer: I'm sure it would you will probably have to put it on the tightest holes in order for it to fit. My mare uses a 32" cinch on a western saddle and a 30" on a barrel saddle and this works great for her and I don't have it at the tightest hole.
Reply · Report · Painted O on Jan 22, 2016
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What is the underside made of? Is the girth of the same material?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2015
Best Answer: Not sure - pad underside and girth are non-slip and squishy, kind of like an airform girth. May want to call a customer service rep. My horse does get hot underneath it when we use it, so the claim of it being breathable isn't entirely accurate.
Reply · Report · Linda K on Jun 30, 2015
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if i get the black pad could it absorb heat and make her sweat more??
A shopper on Apr 21, 2015
Best Answer: That's a good question. I live in Arzona and just love this pad altho I did get the blue. It is a bit darker than the photo shows. I can't see the black absorbing much more heat than the blue nor than a dark saddle pad for that matter.
Reply · Report · Lynn B on Apr 21, 2015
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the bareback pads i have tried,slide back,and i even tried putting a rope girth,to try to keep it in place. Are there rings to put a breast collar on?
courtney m on Feb 22, 2015
Best Answer: There are rings up top that you could attach an English type breast collar to if you wanted, but I haven't found it necessary as this pad doesn't slip like ones I've used in the past. I used the rings on the top to attach a nightlatch to.
Reply · Report · Heather A on Mar 25, 2015
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Can a stirrup be attached to it?
Monica D. on May 14, 2014
Best Answer: I would only attach stirrups if the rider will be light and small. Bareback pads aren't designed to have stirrups attached as it adds discomfort to the horse, my thought. The strap on the sides tend to slip a bit but not a real issue. When my daughter uses the pad it is usually about for about 30 min to 45 min at a time. So far we like the pad.
Reply · Report · Diane K on May 16, 2014
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Is it made for English or Western or even both?
ERIN R on Nov 10, 2015
Best Answer: Hi,
Its a bareback pad, which is used for riding your horse without a saddle. It doesn't go under any saddle, English or Western. You just put it on the horse, cinch it up and get on and ride, just the way it is.
Reply · Report · LENI J on Nov 10, 2015
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is there a way to attach a breast collar?
A shopper on Mar 21, 2015
Best Answer: Sorry for late response. No hook on the bottom but there are hooks on the top. We have never tried to attach anything other accessory to the pad. Sorry about that.
Reply · Report · Diane K on Apr 6, 2015
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When will this product be back in stock? I ordered it over a month ago and it hasnt even shipped yet! Every few days they push the "estimated stock" day back. If I would have known it would take months to send I would not have ordered it. Very frustrating
A shopper on Feb 2, 2016
Best Answer: We apologize -- it's frustrating for us as well. We receive in-stock dates from our suppliers for backordered items, but they are always estimated dates, and as you can see they may be pushed back. When stock comes in, we do fill backorders first.
Reply · Report · Maria PStaff on Feb 3, 2016
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Do you ship to Australia?
Corinne K on Nov 5, 2015
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