BRAND
Acavallo

PRODUCT NAME
Gel Pad Cut Out Sheepskin – Just Gel

OUR RATING
9/10

WHY WE LOVE IT
* Its super thin so it doesn’t build in the gullet channel
* Its sticky and both saddle and saddle pad/numnah will sit still
* The sheep skin is very high quality

WHAT WE WOULD FIX
Add another size for bigger saddles (17,5″ and up)

WHEN WE USE IT
For both dressage and jumping
For hacks
When waiting for the saddle fitter to fix our better saddle
Always really!

IN GENERAL
When it comes to correcting a saddle that does not fit your horse, this is not a product for you. You should just get the saddle fitted or changed.

For anything else this pad really is a good investment
After watching Charlotte Dujardin ride with a very handsome pad with sheepskin always, I googled it and found that this was the brand she uses.

My dressage saddle does not have loads of spare room in the gullet channel and adding a normal pad, just built in the all the wrong places. This one is so thin it does not build much at all. And the sheepskin works as a frame keeping it laying perfect under the saddle.

The gel is really sticky and it does glue everything together nicely. Its ment to shock absorb and
this feels like a good thing to add for any horse!

It did actually shed a bit of sheep hair the first few rides, but after a few weeks of use, this is not a problem.

In time / with use the gel will get less shiny and less transparent. It will get a matte worn look. As with most tack, not cleaning it often will keep it last for longer!

LETS GET TECHINCAL
Nontoxic
Shock absorbing
Hypoallergenic
Gel
Sheepskin edge

HOW WE CLEAN IT
We machine wash this on 30 degrees celsius

THE FIT
I bought the Large size and it fits both my jump saddle and old dressage saddle perfectly. However my new dressage saddle is 18″ due to both me and the horse is big boned, and so the pad is a tiny bit on the smaller side. I can still fit it fine, but I have to drag it about a bit to make it all sit nice and tight.

It’s flexible and will fill out the under area of your saddle
It’s thin so that you can lift it up into the gullet channel

VARIATIONS
It comes without the sheepskin, in different gel types, with back raiser or front raiser.
This pad comes is White, neutral, black, brown, grey and Blue
In sizes Pony, Cob and Full

If you have this pad and have something to add to our review, please do comment below!