LeMieux X-Grip Silicone Half Pad is rated
Rated 5 out of
Awesome Half Pad!
I’ve had the half pad for over a year now and it works well with many horses that I ride! Love how it is grippy but also absorbs quite a bit of shock. The lesson horses I ride get ridden quite a bit so I try to do everything I can to make sure their backs are comfortable. The one “issue” is it is so grippy that I had to make sure my saddle is completely centered when tacking up and that I pull up the front into the gullet of my saddle, because once you are on there is no adjusting it because it sticks to the saddle. I have a 17” pessoa and think it is a good fit. (And better for it to be slightly too big rather than too small so it doesn’t create any pressure points)
Date published: 2022-03-25
Rated 2 out of
Grip doesn't work the way I had hoped
I bought this pad for a bit of extra cushion under my dressage saddle. First, it is very long & sticks out quite a bit front & back from my 17.5" Custom saddle. The bigger problem is that the grip is extremely grippy - to the saddle only. The bottom is smooth/no grip, so my saddle & this pad slid forward onto his shoulders & left my saddle pad behind. My horse was not a fan. I have never before had a problem with my saddle sliding forward, so I returned this half pad & bought a more simple non-grip half pad.
Date published: 2021-06-27