Best Friend Comfort Plus Bareback Pad

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Product Summary:

The Comfort Plus Bareback Pad offers a natural seat with extreme comfort.
 
Features:
  • 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
  • Two stainless steel Ds at the front for a breast plate, hand hold, or to snap on water bottles or carry bags
  • Two additional Ds 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 its maximum, minimum 49"
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Black E004918 BLK 158101BK 754888051417
Navy E004918 NVY 158101NY 754888978448

Product Reviews by Customers

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bare back pad
very comfortable ...fits nicely and is secure.
September 10, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Very nice bareback pad.
It is comfortable and it fits my large Holsteiner gelding.
September 8, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
My favorite bareback pad ever!
Great bareback pad, provides just enough grip. Great deal for price point. Does not slip!
September 3, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Comfy
New to bareback riding but it's comfortable and we'll made
August 28, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Love it, we have 3 horses at our barn that have the same item.
August 26, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Great product
The product was exactly as advertised. It fits great and is very comfortable for both me and my horse. Would highly recommend to others who ride bareback.
August 20, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
A fabulous purchase!
This is one of the finest purchases I have ever made! While many bareback pads are too big for my 900 pound Connemara, this fits perfectly with room for larger horses as well. The seat is self is so comfortable and grippy, that I lost any worries about slipping off. Since buying it a week ago, two other people in my barn have ordered the same pad.
August 15, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Highly recommend!
Highly recommend, works as described. Fit well, no slipping, very comfortable..and pretty!
August 15, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Comfortable
So comfortable. Much better than my old pad
July 19, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Love, love, love this bareback pad.
July 18, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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My friend has one. Want to go swimming with my horse.
Ruth M on Sep 17, 2018
Similar to one we have and other daughter was needing one too
Joell C on Aug 22, 2018
My friend has one. Want to go swimming with my horse.
Ruth M on Sep 17, 2018
It's looks like a very comfortable but secure design. I didn't want stirrups or any extra features.
DEBORAH B on Aug 27, 2018
Similar to one we have and other daughter was needing one too
Joell C on Aug 22, 2018
The reviews
DEBRA L on Aug 22, 2018
I borrowed someone else's the other day and my horse and I were surprised how nice it was. I never ride bareback and I felt completely comfortable at all 3 gaits. He was much happier--it makes me think his saddle needs a fitting.
K A on Aug 17, 2018
comfort price and features.
Curtis S on Aug 2, 2018
Best bareback pad!!! Very comfortable for rider & horse.
K H on Jul 8, 2018
Fit what I was looking for
Becky S on Jun 17, 2018
Had purchased one before loved it this one is for my grand daughter
Don E on Jun 10, 2018
Looks comfortable
Kristine J on May 9, 2018
needed it
Elizabeth A. T on Mar 28, 2018
I want to improve my balance and this pad looks like a better way to start.
John C on Feb 28, 2018
Works great as a bareback pad on my daughter's Hannoverian
Linda B on Dec 11, 2017
Callie from CRK Training uses it and she is the bomb!
Jennifer C on May 31, 2017
This bareback pad has a sticky seat, helps to keep me on board during figure 8's, etc. After I got the pad, I realized most of the others in the barn who have bareback pads have this one, too.
Jo P on May 1, 2017
I know other people who have this item and love it. Blue goes well with my red roan horse!
Carol L on Mar 27, 2017
my husband rides bareback and this pad is very comfortable
donna f on Feb 24, 2017
Bought this on sale and have enjoyed using it. The next best thing bareback pad will be one I custom design and make out of some nice shearling, quality memory foam and just having simple billets so I can use my horse's normal English girth. That way, I can put it on my Belgians or Morgans!
COLLEEN M on Feb 23, 2017
I like the style and it has good reviews
Sabrina W on Jan 14, 2017
Needed a new bareback pad- LOVE this one! It is very comfortable, fits many different horses and the buckle doens't interfear with my leg- would highly recommend
Diane A on Dec 28, 2016
I choose this bareback pad because I have one just like it and LOVE IT!!! You do not move and neither does the saddle pad on the Horse. I would definitely say this is a must buy for anyone who likes to ride bareback!!
LORRAINE G on Dec 16, 2016
Price, Style
Margaret W on Dec 1, 2016
For a 7 year old who loves to ride, this way she must use her legs!
Carol S on Nov 25, 2016
recommended by a friend
Jennifer S on Oct 31, 2016
Sounded good. Turned out GREAT! I am a bareback rider, but now have 2 step daughters who want to ride. I don't want their learning to cause grief w/ their other mother when they fall off and say they didn't have anything to hold onto (lol). I added a leather strap upfront for a little something to hold onto, and both the girls and the horses love it. I actually tried it out the other day and was REALLY impressed. It's super comfortable, stays in place, and gives the rider a lot of grip.
REBECCA R on Sep 13, 2016
Nice pad. Wanted to try riding with a bareback pad and reviews for this one were good, price was good and it works well. I don't yet though.
Susan B on Sep 3, 2016
Read the reviews and wanted to try riding "bareback"- hope my horse is as willing also. I'm 65 yrs young and my horse has never been rode bareback! Wish me lots of luck!!!
Jonni S on Jun 20, 2016
I love this bare back pad! Make sure you use the girth that comes with it and don't try to switch to a different one. If you do, things get weird and the pad doesn't fit right. Been very pleased with this! My guy got very skinny and bony and this was some nice added cushion when riding bareback.
Kristina M on Jun 19, 2016
Christmas present for my granddaughter. It looks like something a little horse crazy girl would like.
glenda W on May 15, 2016
I love this bareback pad!! It's super comfy and easy to throw on an go.
Elizabeth S on Mar 9, 2016
Bought this for my granddaughter for Christmas. She loves it!
SUSAN G on Feb 1, 2016
Have one already and the wife says she wants one too!
James G on Dec 7, 2015
Wanted a bareback pad and this one had the best reviews for no slipping, pretty color as well.
Anne H on Oct 7, 2015
Good reviews, and I don't like the cinch on the one I'm currently using.
Wendy W on Oct 7, 2015
Several barn family members own this pad and it has rode well, good quality and my daughter is wanting one for her own.
MELISSA J on Sep 19, 2015
It looked soft and for the rings to attach a breast collar. I added stirrups. I love it!
Shelley C on Aug 7, 2015
I always rode bareback when I was younger. I read some of the reviews and hope that this will help with my back issues. Have several ruptured disc and an surgery last May to remove a 5cm tumor off my spine so I am in need of comfort. I am looking forward to it's arrival.
Jayne G on Jul 6, 2015
had good reviews
Erin C on Jun 10, 2015
I ride with a youth bareback drill team. Over the last year I have tried different bareback pads and found this to be the best on the market. Four things make this pad amazing - it's comfortable and conforms to the horses shape, with a low profile girth that does not interfere with my leg cues, and it does not slip or slid when the horses. sweat.
Kasey R on Jan 24, 2015
Quality for price. Based on the reviews I feel that this pad is equivalent to one's twice it's price
Stacy K on Jan 17, 2015
Reviews were very favorable and I need a bareback pad for lighter rides in the Texas summer heat.
Catherine T on Dec 22, 2014
My daughter loves to ride bareback and the reviews for this pad are excellent! Can't wait to try it out and possibly grab another for myself!
Quiona P on Nov 20, 2014
Good reviews and sounds like a great product
Carolyn B on May 29, 2014
for comfort and because of the nonslip girth that comes with it
Marilou M on May 27, 2014
Love this--wanted to ride bareback but keep my jeans clean!
Beth M on May 14, 2014
We have this in black and LOVE it! Wish there were a way to safely add stirrups to it :)!
Rebecca S on May 6, 2014
Already have one and love it.
Jennifer G on May 5, 2014
My granddaughter loves riding but gets tired of throwing on her saddle. She has a birthday coming up and has been saying she wants one of these.
Albina Rae M on Apr 14, 2014
A friend recommended. Love this, very comfortable.
STACY W on Apr 13, 2014
looks very nice and comfortable love the color
valeria h on Mar 26, 2014
It's looks like a very comfortable but secure design. I didn't want stirrups or any extra features.
DEBORAH B on Aug 27, 2018
The reviews
DEBRA L on Aug 22, 2018
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
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.
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.
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.
would this bareback pad be good for a high withered horse?
Cheri F on May 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I ride an OTTB with fairly high withers and a very bony spine which is what led me to buy a bare back pad. I found this pad to be of good quality. I use it once every week or two and it has held up very well. It does slide down the withers a bit during the ride but for the most part it stays in place nicely. I would recommend it as a bare back pad and would buy it again if I needed to.
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.
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.
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.
does this only provide extra comfort for the rider? or is there extra comfort for the horse that there isn't in the normal best friend's pad?
Valerie E on Oct 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm not really certain about the answer for the horse but we have two of these pads which we use on two different horses and we all seem happy with them...horses and riders. It certainly has more cushion than a traditional pad. We have found it to be a great value.
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.
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!
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!
Does this pad sit directly on the spine of the horse or are there pads that prevent contact with the spine?
CampsWithHorses on Sep 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It does sit on the spine, however, you don't tighten it like a saddle. You leave it loose with four finger space. The material that it is made of prevents it from spinning. I have a high whithered, pronounced spine OTTB, it does not rub or aggravate her back. It has enough cushion to displace my bony bottom and we are both very comfortable. It is my favorite pad.
Does it have a strap for rider to hold on?
Sabrina G on Apr 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not, however there are rings in the front that you can run a leather strap through and make it possible to hold on. I personally would not depend on any bareback pad to hold on, you may consider a neck strap on your horse to hold on to as it would probably be safer. I hope this helps.
Will this fit QH mare around 15 hh? And does it slip at all when you're trotting/cantering or jumping small jumps?
A shopper on Mar 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is one size fits all but will fit your horse nicely. There is a lot of adjustments on the billits and if you needed to use it on a pony or draft, you can substitute a regular Western cinch in place of the one that comes with it for more sizing adjustments.

This is the best pad I have found for staying in place on the horse due to the location of the girth straps. My daughter rides for a bareback drill team and she practices in this twice a week. It rarely slips back at all, even when the horse is sweaty and they are jumping.
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.
Does it have a grab strap?
A shopper on Mar 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is not a grab strap-- but there are two metal rings on the top front where you could attach one like I did on my english saddle.
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.
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.
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.
What would be the best way to clean this pad? Is it machine washable?
M N on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: First off, let me say this is a great bareback pad; my daughter loves it. She uses it a lot with her 17 yo gelding. We've never had to wash it, so I can't say how well it would do in a washing machine. We have the black pad, and her horse is a white appaloosa, so after each use she wipes down the underside of the pad and the girth with a damp rag, then brushes out the pad with a stiff brush. She never rides him hard enough with this pad to get him sweating, so cleaning is pretty easy.
Do you think this would fit a mare that is 12.2 hands? She pony size but is built like a horse.
A shopper on Aug 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Likely so. My AQHA mare is 14.2. and rather petite. I use the sixth notch on each side. Love this pad. Have ridden many miles in it at all gaits. It is very secure and very comfortable. Never slips on her. She has average withers. Like it better than BB pads my friends have.
Will this fit a 17.2 hand Clydesdale; approx 1900 lbs.?
LU ANN B on Sep 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not sure, it was a good fit for our quarter horse who is on the larger size and it is certainly nicely flexible. Great quality too, but Clydesdales can be pretty big. Sorry wasn't a solid answer.
Will this fit a 16.3 H Shire/Percheron draft who normally wears a 36" cinch?
Elizabeth B on Apr 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I think it will fit. It's a good size girth and the straps it attaches to have lots of holes, so it gives you more room. My friend has a Percheron cross, but he is super fat and only about 16 H. I tried to use it on him and it was almost too small; however, like I said, he's fat and has a huge barrel. I read other reviews on it and someone mentioned using it on their Percheron with room left over in the girth. I will tell you this - it is the BEST bareback pad I've ever seen. I had this one years ago, with the horse I used to have, and I loved it. I sold my horse and gave someone the pad, since I knew I wouldn't have a horse again for a while (small kids, busy life, etc.). As soon as I started riding again, I immediately bought this pad again. I absolutely love it and my horse is comfortable in it. It is everything everyone says it is in their reviews. Just buy it from a company that has a good return policy (just in case) and then you can try it and see. You could also buy a different girth to go on it, if you had to. The pad is worth it.