5 Star Equine Saddle Pad Shims – 1/2 Thickness – chocolate
** Please note – Actual shims are chocolate wool felt, not natural as per pic **
The 5 Star Equine Saddle shims are designed to improve the fit of your saddle to your horse when experiencing a hollow area behind the horses shoulders/ wither or are experiencing bridging on your horse with your saddle on a sway backed horse.
Not all horses are built the same and for a few varying reasons, some horses experience a narrowing / hollowing behind the shoulders and over the wither, others have what is called a “sway” back and have a hollowing from the wither to the loin area which creates a “bridging” effect with your saddle on these types of horses.
With a horse experiencing this, it can effect how your saddle fits and sits on your horse and the comfort of the horse. The shims are designed fill out this void and fit between the saddle pad and your saddle to sit your saddle level on your horse and prevent the saddle “dipping” down in behind the shoulders or prevent that “hollowing” under the middle of the saddle in sway backed horses.
With a thickness available of 1/2″ or 3/4″ thickness, the Shims are made of F-10 grade wool felt, like the 5 star pads, which support saddle weight and wont compress and therefore relieves pressure areas, absorbs shock and levels out and improves the saddle fit. You are able to custom fit every individual horse with these shims and place them exactly where you need them, unlike some built up or built in shim pads.
The shims have a velcro underside that secure the shim in place when both saddled and unsaddling your horse, so no more loosing shims all over the place in the wind.
Please Note that not all horses require shimming, only those experiencing muscle loss or require lifting / leveling of the front of the saddle or middle of the saddle , that will require shims.
Saddle Shim Details
- Material: F-10 Grade Wool Felt
- Velcro: Yes
- Colour: 1/2″ Thickness – Chocolate
- Colour: 3/4″ Thickness – Black
Saddle Shim Features
- Quick and easy to use
- enables you to custom fit your saddle front / back / middle
- Velcro underside secures the fit of your shim and wont slip
- Improves saddle fit where needed
- Allows you to custom fit your horse
- F-10 Wool Felt offers support and wont compress under pressure
- Handmade & hand crafted in the USA