The Very Important Pad –The VIP Saddle Pad
Available in Black, Gold and Blue.
We use Akton® Polymer as the raw material for the VIP. This renowned viscoelastic polymer has been rigorously tested worldwide over the past 40 years. The material is trusted in human clinical and sporting settings. It has superior pressure relieving, impact and sheer force reducing qualities. Independent research has proved its unique qualities.
Moulding to your horses back like a low profile second skin, the VIP is very soft and flexible to the touch. The durable honeycomb structure of Akton gel guarantees huge tensile strength allowing the pad to always maintain its shape under extreme and prolonged compression. So unlike foam and softer gel pads, the VIP can deflect an applied load without bottoming out.
Our bobble design and thin film gullet, spreads direct forces over a wider surface area. This alleviates pressure points and evenly distributes weight. The thinness (8mm) of the pad does not compromise the optimum close contact feel.
The pad has no air holes which can fill with sweat and hair, so there is reduced friction. Akton gel is hypoallergenic, easily cleanable and does not support bacterial growth.
The VIP can be used either directly on your horses back, or underneath the saddle on top of the saddle pad or numnah. Always use the VIP bobble side down for maximum benefit.
Quotes and testimonials:
Sam Griffiths, Australian International Event Rider: “With its excellent ‘second skin’ like feel and use of proven materials, the VIP pad has become a super additional piece of kit to use on a wide range of my horses for all the disciplines of three day eventing. I hardly notice when the horse is wearing it. The all important close contact connection I have between my saddle and the horse is not compromised in any way. The VIP is an exciting and innovative product with its success being a reflection of the extensive research and attention to detail that has gone into creating it. “
Roland Tong, Irish International Dressage Rider: ” I ride in beautiful saddles that are fitted correctly. I was impressed that finally there was a saddle pad with research to prove the issues of impact and pressure. I want a saddle pad that will help to protect my horse’s back but does not alter saddle fit. The VIP does this and more”