Why our bareback saddle offers you
much more than a traditional
1. First and
foremost, our unique double-billet rigging dramatically reduces the dangerous
slipping that is a problem with so many
bareback pads. It can be used with any English-style girth.
The billets are sewn securely through tough nylon web
straps to the split cowhide seat, providing a much larger girth attachment
area than a single strap. Two-ply laminated for toughness and
resilience, these billets will last for years if they are kept clean and
Precisely spaced to work with any two-buckle girth, the
billets allow the rider to choose the best girth for the horse.
Increased attachment area and a high-quality girth make the saddle so
secure that slipping is practically eliminated.
2. Heavy-duty 2-inch D-rings are sewn
into the web straps on the sides of the saddle for optional stirrup
attachment. Of course we recommend the use
of safety or breakaway stirrups, whether English or Western.
Though stirrups are not recommended for use with most
bareback pads, many of our friends use them with their Little Joe
saddles. Some even use their saddles for jumping or dressage!
3. The padding in our saddle will not shift, pack down, or deteriorate (see
cutaway diagram at right.)
Under the split cowhide seat are two layers of extra-thick Berber
cloth--springy, resilient and absorbent. They are separated by a
one-inch piece of recycled poly foam that resists rot and compression and
holds its shape through years of wear.
The bottom side of the saddle, next to the horse, is a
third layer of Berber cloth. This whole construction is quilted to
prevent it from shifting or pulling apart under pressure. The result
is a pad that is extremely tough, resilient, long-lasting and comfortable
for both horse and rider--so much so that they have been used successfully
on 25-mile endurance rides.
Available in 12 beautiful colors!
4. The seat of the LittleJoe bareback
pad is sturdy, top quality split cowhide,
available in a number of attractive colors. The suede
surface provides excellent traction, making the rider feel more secure and
relaxed. The grab strap is mostly for mounting, but is also handy if you lose your balance, or for learning to sit the trot!
All this and a
one-of-a-kind quilted blanket
FREE with every bareback saddle
While the LittleJoe bareback saddle is
exceptionally comfortable and secure, NO BAREBACK PAD IS EVER AS SECURE AS
A TREED SADDLE AND EVEN THE MOST SECURE BAREBACK SADDLE CAN SLIP.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
1. Fasten the girth tightly and check it frequently while riding.
2. Always use safety stirrups, and use extra care mounting and
3. If the pad slips, dismount immediately to adjust it and tighten the