Bar Buddy Saddle Pad for the Living Bar Saddle
The Bar Buddy Living Bar Saddle Pad is designed specifically for the new Stonewall Saddle with Living Bar Technology. Elizabeth, owner and instructor at Chattahoochee Horse Archers and Sales Representative of Stonewall Saddle Company asked me to design a unique divided saddle pad that would offer ultimate comfort, spinal relief, and airflow for the horse. Elizabeth has tested our prototype of the Bar Buddy and loves everything about it- especially its ease of use. No need to handle a saddle pad and a saddle when your pad is already attached to the bars of your saddle.
This saddle pad is a set of two separate bar pads. The front edge of each pad opens and closes with velcro so you can add or subtract the inner padding to meet your horse's current needs.
The Bar Buddies attach securely to each bar separately using our simple strap/velcro system. When your Bar Buddy is dirty and needs to be cleaned just remove them from the bars, remove the inner padding and toss them in the wash. Allow them to air dry thoroughly.
Our fleece is 100% merino wool on a heavy weight snythetic backing. The Bar Buddy Saddle Pad is made with either Top Notch 11.5 or Sunbrella Marine Grade Canvas. Both of these canvases are highly UV resistant as well as highly abrasion resistant.
Included are two sets of pad inserts- one set of 3/8" and one set of 1/2" that consist of 1/4" or 3/8" Volara 4lbs non-toxic foam. The 1/4" foam has a layer of airy polyester fabric sewn onto it that accepts hook velcro, should you need to add a custom shim for any reason. The provided inserts allow three different thickness options when used alone or in combination- 3/8", 1/2" and, when combined, 7/8". This will allow you to use the Bar Buddy saddle pad for horses with different wither shapes since increasing thickness will change saddle pitch and increase wither clearance.
We now offer custom bootie fittings for saddles that are not the exact shape of the Living Bar Saddles. Contact me and I will send you a single pattern panel with velcro straps so you can put it on your saddle and mark the exact locations for your velcro straps and the shape and dimentions for your panels. There is a fee of $50 for this pattern panel, $25 of which is refunded when your order is placed.
If you prefer wool felt inserts we offer a luxurious 3/8" thick 100% Australian wool felt insert. You can find it on the main saddle pad page or click this link Wool Felt Inserts.
We also offer a rigging cover on the Saddle Pad page. This pad covers your rigging billet D or O. Click here to be directed there- "Rigging Covers"
Direct all questions about the Bar Buddies "fit and function" to our sales rep, Elizabeth, whose contact info is below. Thank you
Click here to visit the STONEWALL SADDLE COMPANY and watch the introduction video to their patent pending Living Bar Technology. Contact Elizabeth using the contact info below for help with your Stonewall Saddle order.
If you have any questions about the Stonewall Saddle or the Bar Buddy Saddle pad, contact Elizabeth at Liz.email@example.com or 678-767-7809