Developed by Italian Johannes Spitaler, a dedicated Equine Osteopath and his wife Petra, their mission was to develop a product that was both functional and orthopaedic.
Equitex saddle pads protect the horse’s back form the pressures and impact of ridden work. They are reactive to the horse’s muscles and responsive to the way the horse moves. All components are hand cut and meticulously layered together to give high-performance pads that can endure hours of contact with the horse.
This unique artisan product is made with the highest quality materials and the finest craftmanship. Resulting in a saddle pad that does so much more than just keeping your saddle clean.
Amanda Fisher discovered Equitex in 2019 and launched The Saddle Pad Company to bring this outstanding product to equestrians in the UK. Today the The Saddle Pad Company are the exclusive distributor of Equitex to the UK and Ireland.
What makes Equitex special?
It’s THE WORLD’S NO 1 Equine Back Protection saddle pad range
Equitex Saddle Pads are an Artisan product, handcrafted in Northern Italy. Advanced technical fabrics provide soft cushioning, impact absorption and the ultimate in comfort, style and performance for both horse and rider.
BACK PROTECTION: The responsive foam inner compensates for imperfections and prevents pressure points, delivering perfect weight distribution.
BREATHABLE AND WICKS AWAY SWEAT: The components are the most breathable and moisture wicking materials on the market. Underside, the smooth surface of the high quality TechVelvet avoids dirt accumulation and offers quick-drying, antibacterial properties.
NON RUBBING – These pads remains soft and smooth in extreme conditions (sweat, cold, heat, rain) and there are no contact points with seams or stitching to irritate or rub.
GUARANTEED NON SLIP: Silica grips on the contact points with the saddle eliminate movement in any direction, but NOTHING adheres to the horse’s coat. They have been shown to work extremely well for horses that are barrel shaped with very little wither that may suffer with saddle movement. NO STRAPS required here!
SPINE CLEARANCE: Designed in such a way to provide a generous 50mm clearance over the wither and spine. Because the pads don’t slip, they don’t drop down and therefore this clearance is maintained at all times.
All materials used in Equitex saddle pads are made in Italy
We provide a wide variety of pads in a range of sizes and styles to suit for all equestrian disciplines
Because each pad is handmade by our team, they can be individually designed to meet your needs. For example, we can incorporate a correctional pad with your required specifications into a full saddle pad in any of our colour range.