The Iconoclast saddle pad is a, one piece wool felt with an attached wool fleece liner, 100% all natural fiber - Wool and Cow hide.
Several things are important for a saddle pad.
1st. Does it do its job and keep the horse safe and comfortable while being used.
2nd. Does it perform for the rider by staying in proper position during use and does it feel “right” under your saddle., not stiff or in need of a “break-in” period.
3rd. Can it last for a time acceptable to the client or customer. Is it affordable or priced so that our client doesn’t feel uncomfortable when purchasing.
4th. Is it pleasing to the eye and does the workmanship meet the expectations of a discerning buyer.
5th. Our saddle pads measure 31x 31, since most saddle skirts measure 26-28 inches we find no need for excessive material beyond the limits of protection beyond the saddle skirts. If you need more than 31 inches your pad is likely moving too much under your saddle.
The Iconoclast Saddle Pads are: made in the USA, 100% natural fiber with no synthetic material, will not roll or slide, do not need a break-in period, will keep your horses back comfortable without pinching or creating excessive heating, will distribute moisture across the underside of the pad, are contoured along the spine and withers, have rounded corners with wear leathers and cutouts for cinch fit.
The 1 inch thick felt will form to the horses back and still provide concussion protection while under load thereby saving the horses back from spinal pressures. The 100% wool fleece will wick sweat and allow air to transfer through the fibers while being used, keeping the horses back comfortable. Because of our wool felt and fleece quality our pads will last and perform in any condition.
The Iconoclast name has been synonymous with horse care and health for years and we continue to bring only products to our clients that will confidently protect the horse to assure their health and performance. Our primary concerns have always been focused on horse health first and our Iconoclast saddle pads are consistent with our core principles.
Our pads have been tested in various harsh use conditions for over a year before we settled on the design, size, contour and performance.