Custom Felt Saddle Pads made from 100% Wool Felt
What is wool felt?
Felt is a non-woven textile composed of loose wool fibers which are matted together to form a continuous material. The felt used for our custom design saddle pads is made in Germany from 100% Merino wool.
Why is wool the ultimate material for saddle pads?
Wool is a natural product with many advantages over synthetics.
Wool fibers are coated with Lanolin which makes them naturally water and dirt repellent. Together with its antimicrobial properties wool felt is easy to care for, just hang to dry any sweat and brush off after drying. Vacuuming or hosing off, if really dirty, is an option as well. For persistent stains you can try spot cleaning with a mild soap.
Wool is dyed with natural dyes that are easily absorbed by the fiber and produce permanent and intense colors. The felt we use is currently available in 30 vibrant colors.
Because of the felt's natural breathability and the wool's ability to retain a lot of moisture, our saddle pads are perfect for all season riding and keep your horse's back comfortably dry even in heat.
The history of wool felt being used for blankets and clothing goes back to at least 700 BC. It's safe to say that it has been used for saddle pads for a long time as well.
While felt pads have always been a staple in western riding, this 100% bio-degradable and sustainable textile makes a comeback now in the dressage world, because it's also one of the most shock absorbent materials available. The felt we use is 5mm thick, which gives it some sturdyness without being stiff as a board.
With endless design possibilities each of our saddle pads is unique and will be custom made just for you, right here in the US.