Ghost makes an extremely nice pad, durable and functional while still remaining affordable. Many people buy these for other saddles including BMSS, Freeform, and even treed saddles.
The pad's topside material is Airshell, a durable fabric that withstands riding long miles and daily use. It is breathable and is offered in a variety of colors to choose from.
Underside material options include:
Sympanova - soft rubber in a waffle pattern, easy to clean, breathable. Not recommended for extremely hot climates (AZ, TX, etc)
White, Black, or Brown wool blend - moisture wicking, durable, good shock absorption
Vella - medical grade synthetic lambskin, extra protection for providing spine channel clearance. Great choice for long distance riders!
Medicinal Sheepskin - a dense, thick wool that is an excellent choice for sensitive skinned horses, distributes pressure more evenly, stops friction, absorbs moisture. This backing can be a slightly slicker, not recommended for wide horses with a low/mutton wither.
1cm inserts are standard. This thickness works great for a large majority of horses.
2cm inserts are recommended if the rider exceeds 185lbs or if the horse has an atrophied back, this option may be a better choice to ensure your horse's spine is well protected.
All pads are shimmable. Access to the pad inserts is from a velcro opening on the side of the pad.
Black pads with Sympanova backing are most often in stock.
All other pad options are custom ordered from Italy. They are not eligible for exchange or return. The turnaround time varies, but is most often approximately two months.
The website automatically charges a flat $10.95 shipping fee. Larger accessories, such as saddle pads, are sent via UPS and the shipping cost varies based on location. You will be contacted by me to approve an exact shipping amount.
If you don't see exactly what you're looking for, please reach out to me to discuss how we can get the perfect pad built for you!