This is the MINI version in PLAIN BLACK for small humans and ponies.
This is the newest incarnation of the BuckYou bareback pad. It has all the features of the original pad, but it has been improved to make it safe, comfier, more secure and just better.
The new pads will come with faux fleece covered foam pads which coordinate with the pad and attach on either side of the spine using velcro.
You can widen the spinal gap, make it narrower, or remove it entirely.
The shims add soft spinal clearance, and also give the pads even more stability with minimal added bulk and no loss to the ‘feel’ that the pads are known for.
So even more safety, comfort and security for you and your horse!
It also reduces the overall expense and fuss- as for many riders, this removes the need to buy an additional pressure pad to use under your bareback pad.
It is still a good idea for anyone who rides more intensively to also use a pressure pad to really create as much pressure reduction and comfort as possible without sacrificing the lightness and feel provided by your buckyou pad. I now stock several types of gel-eze pad which are very good for use under my BuckYou pads. You can see them in the horseware section of my shop here
I also still advise against using the stirrups as you would in a normal saddle, although you can have them attached if you are a light rider and do no rely on thee stirrups for constant balance or resting your weight while riding.
These shims improve the protection to your horses back and spine, but they do not make the pad into a saddle, so please remember that when riding
All pads come with basic dressage style girth and stirrups, but you can use any dressage girth with them.
It can be wiped over with a damp cloth, chucked int he shower- or just brush mud off when it dries.
For full FAQ and more info on safe use and care, please visit my Frequently Asked Questions
The mini pad measures about 15″” in length, so suitable smaller ponies- shetlands and section A’s.
The measurement is the full length along the spine- not a traditional saddle seat measurement.
The seat will fit children and small adults up to about a size 8
The pad gives you the feel of bareback- but with padding for you and your horse making it much more comfortable for you both- and offers the secure seat of a saddle with foam rubber pommel and cantle.
These do not bear any weight or pressure on your horse at all, but just create a very secure place for the rider. The best of both worlds!
Perfect for young horses,, horses coming back into work, people (like me and my horses) who just don’t like the weight and separation a normal saddle creates!
A note on the stirrups- I have a pretty balanced seat due to lots of riding bareback and without stirrups. If you are confident in your seat so you don’t NEED stirrups, then using them just as an aid to balance is ok. If you are an unbalanced or novice rider, then I would recommend you use the pad without the stirrups until you gain a balanced seat so don’t rely on stirrups for balance.
**please note** the picture in the gallery of Sparti the BuckYou Shetland is to show the brown colour fleece which would be on the camo pad with brown seat option. He is also showing the size of the mini pads on a small pony. Sparti is 10.2.