As you know, it took me twelve months before I bought my CL bareback pad. My dilemma at that time was
should I buy a saddle or a CL pad. Meantime, as a novice rider with an untrained lusitano, I used that time
to gain valuable experience riding out in a rope halter and Best Friend bareback pad. If I had gone for a saddle
it would have been a different story and I would have missed out on so much. It helped to clarify that I wanted
to continue bareback but with more comfort and the option of using stirrups if I need to.
I have used my CL bareback pad a few times now and it is just brilliant!!! It is truly blissfully comfortably,
beautiful to look at and very well made. I love the fact that it is easy to keep clean with the CL brush and it is
washable. For the money I think it represents very good value. I was thinking that at some future point I would
invest in a saddle too, but not any more. I would encourage any horse rider to give themselves and their horse
the gift of riding in CL bareback pad! I love it!!
Thank you so much for all the help and advice you gave to me while I was making up my mind. I notice that you
did not take advantage of my lack of experience by trying to sell me on the idea of the most expensive option.
You gave me the best advice you could based on your personal experience and my needs, and that was very
Hi Wendy, Just to let you know that the breast girth arrived safe and sound, have been on holiday ,but went to collect it this morning. Many thanks. I really wish I'd bought one of these pads a year ago, but the idea of "bareback" seemed very scary.
Can't think why- I'm really enjoying using it, and my cob Kenny doesn't seem to mind it at all. He's got a very wide back, so was worried I'd have to do the splits to use it, but it's fine. I actually feel very secure on it. The rider who rode him whilst I was away loved it too. Our new saddle still won't be arriving for another month, but this way, we've been able to keep the riding going, which is great, because ridden work was an important part of his physio. This is a really useful bit of kit.
Hi I bought the lamfelle bare back pad for my new clydesdale and its fantastic its the best bare back pad i've ever owned but I have one suggestion if you ever alter it change the girth straps to leather it would make doing the girth up a lot easier as it tends to jam with the material they are currently made with especially with big horses I will be advising many people to by this pad.
(Girth strap material is made from Biothane - tough, durable and waterproof
to allow the Bareback pads to be machine washed)
Thank you so much for my Bare Back Pad, it arrived within two days. I am really impressed with the pad and I find I
am riding less and less with my
saddle. I have a treeless
saddle which does make me feel a bit perched. I think that I
now actually prefer the Bare Back Pad. I feel very secure and
comfortable. I think this is a great product and would
recommend to anyone.
I have had much difficulty finding a saddle to fit my native welsh sec D, I’ve had treeless, an ideal, a barnsby all of which caused a problem for my lad in one way or another due to the fact he has very wide withers and a short back, he was cut late on 41/2 yrs old before he became a gelding or had any human contact, due to this he can be quite sharp when being riden. up till finding this particular pad i have riden him in a big horn bare back pad but due to safety issues i had to have a re-think to find something that offered me a little more security whilst still giving this sensitive horse comfort.
i ordered a horsesdream bareback pad on wednesday and it arrived friday morning, i have schooled him in it over the last few days, using safety stirrups due to the fact my horse is very in-experienced. so far he has no compaints ( and believe me, he would defo let me know,) so the real test for me with regards to my safety will be when i take him out in the forest tommorrow, watch this space.......................................
thanku so much horse dream, finding and purchasing your standard bareback pad has made this a very enjoyable summer for my horse, storm (welsh sec D) and i, it has been a nightmare over the last few yrs to find a saddle to fit, due to storms wide withers and short back.
i use a Dr cook bitless bridle and love the pad, storm moves freely, with confidence and due to no physical discomfort is able to enjoy himself whilst we are out hacking, on the other hand, i feel very secure and in control.
i use safety stirrups with this pad, as it is very secure and does not slip unlike my previous pad as the girth would slaken during a ride. this pad gives me the same security as a saddle, with the added benefit of being able to feel my horse underneath me essentailly this also applies to my body movements and the subtle signals i give to him, thanks again. whoop whoop x happy riding x
Yes, the package come to me yesterday! I`m just thinking that how can saddle be so amazing :D I´m fine with the delay, really!
This saddle replace it all, it is better than i expected!
Excellent spring to you guys!!
Best wishes Emmi Arponen
Hi just to let you know the saddle arrived and iv tried it out a few times and it is BRILL!!!!! bertie goes so much better in it and his stride is more fluid, im singing your praises to all my horsey friends, thank you for all your help from me and an even happier bertie!
I recieved my bareback pad a couple of weeks ago now, and im so pleased with it i cant wait to ride every day. It is so comfy, its so good that two other girls on my yard have ordered one each as well. I love it thank you.
I am back for another Bareback pad for my horse. Rode the kids Pony in the Christ pad i bought off you and decided,
I have to have the full size for myself.
What an amazing
feeling, I have never ridden bareback but after seeing the kids
getting on so well, I wanted to have a go.
I'm very pleased with both your service and the product itself.
When mailing you I recieved answer very quickly.
I give you 5 out of 5 :)
Emma Olsson, Sweden
Many thanks for sending the order so quickly.
The pad has already been used with a disabled rider with severe CP and they find it more comfortable to mount and
achieve a balanced riding position than on the pad we already own with knee rolls. However the pad with knee rolls is
preferred by our more experienced riders as it helps to secure their position.
Gaddesden Place Riding for the Disabled Centre
I haven't used a saddle or stirrups since I received my lovely sheepskin bareback pad. Really enjoying riding around in the snow and feeling my whole body warm up through the horse's warmth and the sheepskin. My Alexander Technique teacher remarked that the sheepskin would encourage my lower back to release into it. And of course if our lower backs release so will the horse's...My hyper-sensitive Irish Draught mare, who is still round as a barrel after two weeks in ice and snow out in the field incidentally, certainly really appreciates the pad, and how it makes me behave! She is 'rounding up' as soon as i get on her now - amazing! Why don't they let people do dressage tests in these? Why is it seen as somehow 'unfair competition' to just do what horses like and get out of the way of their movement?
Barbara Bradby (Dublin)
just to let you know my bareback pad arrived this morning at 11 am. It's absolutely beautiful, I couldn't wait to try it
out, so this afternoon I
rode my lovely Molly in it and it
felt just as good as it looked. Molly was relaxed and fluid, I
did buy some webbing leathers and stirrups but they
just get in the way. Thanks again for your help, I will definitely
recommend your company to anybody who wishes to give bareback a go or who
wants to treat themselves to quality
Many thanks for the e-mail. The girth is lovely and my picky horse actually likes the bare back pad! I like it too, although
I do tend to forget that I am on a horse and not in an armchair.
Thank you for your prompt and helpful service.
Thank you again for all your help. Pad arrived this morning and I am very impressed with the quality. Perfect fit, rode
out this afternoon and it has made all the difference. Will definitely recommend to others on my yard.
10 out of 10. Thank you so much, this has sloved all my problems :) happy horse again
It took me a while to decide but i am very pleased with the pad. It is comfortable and i feel very safe. My horse is relaxed and happy. I have not been able to ride for months due to back injury from saddle fitting problems. For all those 'odd shaped' horses out there...this is a great solution. Thankyou for your patience and advice Wendy.
Tory - a very happy customer!
Hello Wendy, just to let you know that the pad arrived this afternoon. It looks really good, thank you
bye for now Sue
Love the Bare Back pad, best buy. Thanks for the speedy service,
Thank you, Thank you Christ Lammfelle! Your bareback riding pad has solved the problem. My poor old boy is high
withered and sway backed and prone to weight gain on grass in the summer. I couldn’t get a saddle to fit. Have tried
numerous bareback riding pads but they weren’t very comfortable for me. Finally I have found something that suits us
both and my bum has been spared!! We are now enjoying quiet hacks out together again.
I found the service you provided excellent, you gave good advice and were very helpful when I was looking at which
bareback pad to buy. Delivery was very prompt and I am very happy with the quality of the product I have purchased.
It may be worth mentioning that it would be advisable for customers to buy a non-slip saddle pad to go underneath the
bareback pad as it has a tendency to move about, especially on ponies with very flat backs! You also need much shorter
stirrup leathers to use with the pad. Other than that it's very comfortable and makes your seat feel secure.
I just wanted to write to you to let you know that I received the bareback pad last week and love it! The Pony size is perfect - it doesn't look too big (or small) on Zita and it's just the right size for me. The pad itself is really comfy, and I'm loving the padded cantle: round here there are lots of hills - with the pad there's no more sliding backwards!! I've ridden out on several hacks with it already, and also schooled in it - I can feel her back like when riding bareback but have a much more secure seat. And even with the hills the pad's not budged.
Thanks again for your patience and advice. I'll send you a photo of the pad in action when I get a good shot!
No splits needed in the end- it was easier than I thought it would be.
I really enjoyed riding in it, and felt really secure. Very comfortable too.
Just felt a bit strange at first.
Very annoyed with myself now for not having got one of these a long while ago.