THE SADDLE PAD FOR THE PERFEKT BALANCE
The HopperPad creates an optimal and health-promoting pressure compensation for your horse's back. The unique foam combination of latex and memory foam ensures a proven pressure reduction and provides the perfect balance for horse and rider.
A healthy back is of enormous importance for a riding horse. Factors such as looseness, tension, stretching, bending, but also the entire musculoskeletal system are related to good back muscles. The long back muscle is the longest muscle in the horse's body. It not only protects the sensitive vertebrae of the back, but also absorbs any shock caused by movement.
Loosening and building up the back muscles are core elements of daily work in riding. Similar to humans, every horse has a genetically determined predisposition to build up back muscles to varying degrees. The physique also plays a decisive role. Almost every horse, also like its rider, has a better and a worse side.
Of course, the saddle also has an influence on the development of the back muscles. Pressure points or one-sided loads can lead to incorrectly developed muscles, which can also cause long-term damage. Uneven pressure not only disturbs the horse's back, but also the rider's influence. The aids can only be given correctly if there is also an optimal connection between the horse's back and the rider.
The HopperPad is an innovation among saddle pads. In addition to the innovative shape, a special foam combination provides optimal pressure compensation for the horse's back. This unique foam consists of two components: Memory Foam and Latex Foam. Memory foam is viscoelastic, which means that the cells react instantly to the shape of the horse's back, the weight of the saddle and rider, and the heat, and adapt precisely to the horse's back and saddle. Pure natural latex provides optimal cushioning during movement, thus protecting the back muscles. Proven pressure reduction through these two components provides the optimal connection and balance between horse, saddle and rider.
- Ideal pressure distribution
- Physiologically optimized shape
- Balancing effect for imbalances
- Unique memory latex foam
- High-quality Alcantara cover
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HOPPERPAD: Physiological comfort for the horse's back
The passion for the horse along with the knowledge of the rubber and plastics sector provide the basis for the development of this saddle pad. The physiological effect is the focus of this innovation in combination with a high-quality look.
Through joint development with physiotherapists and veterinarians, the shape of the pad was first defined. An extended shoulder piece stands out in particular. On the one hand, this is due to the fact that many horses have poorly developed shoulder muscles, and on the other hand, there is an extremely high pressure on the horse's shoulder, especially in the landing when jumping.
Inspired by luxury mattresses and high-performance sports articles, the search for the optimum foam began. Different materials were measured with the help of a sensor mat by determining pressure points on the horse's back in all gaits with and without a pad. The result was clear: a unique 2-component foam made of natural latex and memory foam delivered the best results by far.
The viscoelastic memory foam adapts maximally to the shape of the horse's back through warmth and weight. The latex foam, which is a pure natural product, brings a very good restoring and springing behavior, which provides optimal pressure compensation, especially during movement. The proven pressure reduction allows highest protection of the back muscles.
PRICE HOPPERPAD: 179,99 € incl. VAT plus shipping costs
Please note that shipping of HOPPERPAD within Germany will incur shipping costs of 12,20 €/piece incl. VAT. We have alternative delivery conditions for orders of more than 10 pieces or for a delivery abroad. Here you can view our general terms and conditions.