The Calmatech range
Comfy Horse customer Lucy and Cloudy
Lucy tried out the Ecogold Calmatech XC saddle pad on her horse Cloudy and realised there was more to it than met the eye…
This is the saddle pad with everything you need. It is a fabulous fitting, quality pad with medical fleece underside, which is great for sensitive horses, anti-slip material on both sides and many options with regard to back protection/thickness through the adjustable insert pockets.
The numnah arrived with two types of full shim/foam in situ – one memory foam and one double mesh. This gives you a choice depending on the fit of your saddle and shape of your horse, while all the time offering protection from any impact through the seat. There is also a no-fill option if you are using a VIP (Very Important Pad).
My first thought was that it was too thick, but once I discovered the adjustable insert pockets I was able to get the perfect fit for Cloudy. This works brilliantly both for changes on one horse or use on numerous horses. A very clever design allround – happy horse, happy rider!
“A very clever design allround – happy horse, happy rider!”
“This is the saddle pad with everything you need”
“Once I discovered the adjustable insert pockets I was able to get the perfect fit for Cloudy”
The Secure range
Comfy Horse reviewer Sam Walkman
Sam is over the moon to solve a problem that’s been frustrating her and her horse for so long with the Ecogold Secure XC saddle pad…
I was very fortunate to have been sent the Ecogold Secure XC saddle pad to try and what a difference it has made. Despite my saddle being checked on a regular basis I have still had the problem of my saddle slipping to the left and moving back.
I have tried various saddle pads in the past, some of which have helped a little, but the Ecogold saddle pad has stopped any movement of my saddle completely. I’m so impressed and really happy that an ongoing problem for the last few years has finally been solved.
The saddle pad is lovely quality and really thin and lightweight so you definitely feel like you have a closer contact with your horse.
An absolute must saddle pad that comes in lovely colours and works perfectly with my VIP ‘couldn’t-live-without’ pad! Although I have now also added this Ecogold saddle pad to that list!
“I’m so impressed and really happy that an ongoing problem for the last few years has finally been solved”
“An absolute must saddle pad”
“You definitely feel like you have a closer contact with your horse”
Comfy Horse reviewer Kirsty from Equispire
Kirsty and her turbo cob Charlegro put their dancing shoes on to test the Ecogold Secure Saddle dressage pad!
The Comfy Horse Company kindly offered me the chance to review the EcoGold Secure saddle pad with wide turbo cob, Charlegro!
I’m so impressed with it! I love how it stays secure simply by the specially-placed girth loops, providing five positions to suit the girth straps on any saddle. My saddle has stopped slipping to the right, which has been a problem for me with other saddle pads in the past.
Charlie stays super cool under saddle with the help of the lightweight mesh outer material even with his thick winter coat. It also sits beautifully giving him plenty of room across his withers without pulling down, even after hacking or schooling for any length of time.
With so many colour options on such a well-made saddle pad, you really can’t find a reason not to love it! I give it five stars.
In fact, I loved it so much for its awesome features and horse comfort in mind, I had to get one for myself to add to our tack room essentials!
“Charlie stays super cool under saddle with the help of the lightweight mesh”
“It also sits beautifully giving him plenty of room across his withers”
“I had to get one to add to our tack room essentials!”
Comfy Horse customer Leah
Leah tested out the Ecogold Secure XC saddle pad out on a forest hack up in Aberdeenshire. Here’s what she thought…
I recently went hacking up around a forest in Aberdeenshire and thought it would be a great idea to try out our new Ecogold Secure pad, which doubled up as Hi-Viz – very handy as it was so foggy!
I ordered the orange saddle pad to match my purple and orange cross country colours. The pad itself is beautiful in looks and design.
The anti-slip material is soft, so I didn’t worry about it rubbing my horse. The silk lining on the wither is a lovely touch and being slightly padded under the saddle means it is comfy and shock absorbing for the horse. A must-have for your horsey wardrobe.
“The pad itself is beautiful in looks and design”
“The silk lining on the wither is a lovely touch”
“A must-have for your horsey wardrobe”
The Coolfit range
Comfy Horse reviewer Nicky from Sport Horse Select
Nicky tested out the Ecogold Coolfit Jumping Pad back in the summer. So how did it do in the warmer weather?
With temperatures soaring into the 30’s, it was the perfect time to really put it to the test.
The cleverly designed pad has two removable inserts: 1/2″ open cell high impact foam that looks like honeycomb and a 1/2″ Airflow spacer, which can be combined or used by themselves depending on the fit of the saddle. These also help to keep your horse cooler by reducing the temperature and quickly evaporating sweat. They are easily accessed through a velcro pocket, which are also good for adding Shims.
As a saddle pad, it’s faultless and everything you could want from a saddle pad. It fits nicely, doesn’t slip (due to its anti-slip pads), it’s fantastic quality, doesn’t rub or drop at the wither. I have it in Royal Blue and the colour is bright and bold, and they stock it in loads of lovely other colours too.
But it’s a lot more than just a saddle pad, it really does keep them cooler. Even when riding on the hottest days, I was amazed to find very little sweat under the saddle, even though my horse was sweating just about everywhere else.
I also love that I can add Shims into the pad without adding the bulk of most Shim-able pads. For example, one of my horses, Temps, needs his saddle slightly raised at the front. With this clever pad, I can add front Shims straight into the pad and they stay in the perfect position.
Ecogold makes a number of different pads for different disciplines, saddle shapes, sizes and all in lovely colours.
“It’s faultless and everything you could want from a saddle pad”
“It really does keep them cooler”
“It’s fantastic quality, doesn’t rub or drop at the wither”
The Flip Half Pad
Comfy Horse reviewer Katie-Ann
Katie-Ann tested the Ecogold Flip Half Pad during a jumping session…
This is Ecogold’s latest half pad, superbly designed to ensure comfort and practicality for horse and rider, whilst being ethically produced, so good for the environment too!
The half pad boasts many features, such as non-slip material on both sides to ensure there is no movement of the saddle whilst you ride. The technical material used also means it is 100% breathable and easily cleaned. High resilience foam inserts provide impact protection for your horse’s back, and are easily removed for washing. Alongside its anatomical shape, there is also an air vent along the spine to encourage air ventilation to prevent your horse from overheating.
The pad is available in multiple colours, and can be ‘flipped’ depending on the colour you need for each ride! There are both dressage and xc shapes available. Having chosen the xc shape, I was really impressed with how smart my pad looked under my jumping saddle, but was also used under both my dressage and showing saddles! The pad stayed firmly in place during my jumping session, and fitted securely under the saddle without affecting the fit.
“It’s ethically produced, so good for the environment too!”
“It is 100% breathable and easily cleaned”
“The pad stayed firmly in place during my jumping session”