The Very Important Pad (VIP) is a saddle pad made with a proprietary viscoelastic polymer. This material has been used for over 50 years in human medical settings in the prevention and treatment of pressure sores and ulcers in human patients. The impact protection of this proprietary polymer behaves like fat and skin and doesn’t leak or bottom out under pressure, providing better cushioning to the horse’s back while dispersing heat to regulate temperature.

The VIP fits English saddles and is available in Original (fits saddles with seat sizes 17 – 18.5 inches, and Pony (fits saddles with seat sizes 15.5 inches and under). A VIP for Western saddles is currently in development. Sign-up for our newsletter for updates.

VIP Equestrian North America

Proprietary viscoelastic polymer (not gel) molds to the horse’s back to eliminate pressure on the spine.

Only 8mm thick so doesn’t alter saddle fit.

Textured structure gives high tensile strength to maintain shape under prolonged compression.

Bobbles alleviate pressure points and evenly distribute weight.

Soft, flexible and seamless with no pressure causing trims.

Doesn’t stick, cause friction or pluck hair when removed.

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