As horsepeople and athletes, we can agree
that pain and tension hurt performance. We
work diligently to ensure the safety and
comfort of our animals. Keeping them happy
and healthy is the goal for any competitive
or casual rider, trainer, and owner. At
Ride-Light, our purpose is to further this
goal for both our horses and ourselves.
Ride-Light saddle pads provide a dynamic
support system using a unique, 100%
natural foam coupled with non-slip surfaces
that enhance the comfort and stability of
both horse and rider. With the finest
handmade craftsmanship, each pad is
suitable for everyday use as well as in the
Why do I need Ride-Light?
Is your horse sore or cold-backed?
Ride-Light pads cushion the initial
mounting of your horse, ease the
transition, and provide a more
comfortable experience for both the
horse and the rider.
Do you experience back pain while riding
Ride-Light pads absorb shock and
significantly reduce your back strain
Does your horse's back get excessively
hot and sweaty?
Ride-Light pads provide excellent
breathability, dispersing heat more
efficiently than any competing pad that
we have tested.
Can your horse be tense and inflexible?
The dynamic cushioning of the
Ride-Light pad works with your horse
and compensates for your shifting
weight, providing a more even pressure
and reducing shocks to the back.
Do conventional pads slip out of place?
Ride-Light pads are covered with the
finest leather which sticks without fail to
your saddle, as they warm, they adhere
even better, providing a secure, stable
cushion for you and your horse.
Additionally, regardless of how hard you
are working, the heat dispersal keeps the
pad dry and never slippery.
Are you looking for a pad that goes from
schooling ring to show ring?
Ride-Light pads are beautifully crafted
with the show ring in mind, and tough
enough to withstand hours of daily use.
Clean them with your favorite leather
conditioner and that's all you need.
We have a couple of horses who were very
uncomfortable under saddle, and had to find
a way to ease things up for them. (See Corey
and Sparky on the testamonials page.) It
took years of experimenting with different
materials, coverings, thicknesses, but in the
end it was worth it.