Brand new to Active Equine - The Iconic Equestrian LinerPad™ System
These saddle pads are an absolute game changer!
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The Iconic Equestrian LinerPad™ System
With the horse's health, comfort and hygiene front of mind, not to mention the added convenience for riders, Active Equine are proud to share the world first saddle pad innovation - the Iconic Equestrian LinerPad™ system.
What are LinerPads™ made of?
The revolutionary LinerPads™ are made from 100% high quality soft cotton technical towelling. The thoroughly engineered Heat-Reactive fibres have been woven into the towelling, which has been designed to expand and contract in different temperatures. When the fibres are hot or wet the fibres expand, opening gaps to allow the heat to escape. When the fibres are cold or dry, it collapses into a tight bundle, which effectively closes gaps to reduce heat loss. Due to the Heat-Reactive fibres, these LinerPads™ are ideal for hot Australian climates and will NOT overheat your horse!
Have just washed my LinerPad and it has come up beautifully, it was covered in hair from Timmy but is now nice and clean. I give this saddle pad an absolute 10/10, I love it! Makes my life nice and easy and Timmy absolutely loved it!
How do I use the LinerPad™ System?
~ The LinerPad™ fits discreetly under the top pad and attaches using a 5-Point attachment system. This system ensures maximum stability & security. The patented design features the following attachment points:
1 - The Wither Fold-Over. This attachment point easily folds over at the front of the anatomically designed top-pad to allow airflow through the spine and relieve pressure on the wither. Having one of the attachment points positioned over the wither ensures the LinerPad™ will not slip or bunch up under the front of the saddle.
2 - Easy-Fastening Velcro Straps. These straps are commonly seen on almost every saddle pad, however, when used in the LinerPad™ system, they are twice as useful. These straps are perfectly positioned to be tucked into your saddle, and thread through the top pad with ease.
3 - The Girth Straps. These tough, durable straps thread through from the LinerPad to the top pad, and hold the LinerPad™ in place where the girth sits. These straps also feature the ‘Original 2-IN-1’ embroidery.
4 - The Spine. Perfectly designed to add NO pressure to the horse's spine, this Hook & Loop attachment on the LinerPad™ meets the top pad perfectly. You can ride happily knowing that this attachment ensures that the liner will not bunch, move or slip even under the toughest of circumstances.
5 - The Metal Logo attachment. This discreet attachment point perfectly matches up with our metal badge on the top pad. This ensures the back half of the LinerPad™ doesn't bunch up.
Are the LinerPads™ comfortable for my horse?
~ Yes! These LinerPads™ are soft & comfortable, and have specifically been designed for sensitive/cold backed horses. The technical towelling is not unlike the towelling you find in bandage pads. The benefits are well known with top eventing riders and are now share with you for all disciplines!
How do I wash my LinerPad™ correctly?
~ The LinerPads™ are designed to be washed often, they actually become more absorbent and effective each time they are washed! We recommend washing the LinerPads™ by themselves, or with other LinerPads™ or other towels. Wash on cold settings, and only use the recommended amount of detergent. Do not use fabric softener. When drying, dry on low heat (or leave them out to dry) and give them a shake afterwards. For best results you can add Magic Wash Balls to remove fur. If you wish to wash using a hose, simply spray them down, scrub lightly with detergent (if required) and leave them out to dry.
How many Magic Wash Balls do I add?
~ We love these little wash balls! Effective at removing fur, hair and any loose fibres, as well as loosening up any stubborn dirt & stains (and being eco-friendly!), why wouldn't you want to use them? Place as many as you like (more wash balls - more effective) into the washing machine with your LinerPads™ and wash. It’s that simple!
Can I purchase a LinerPad™ without having to purchase a 2-IN-1 saddle pad?
~ Yes! We sell the LinerPads™ separately. Please note that the LinerPads™ only work with our Original 2-IN-1 top pads and cannot be used with other brands.
Ok, we know the LinerPad™ is great, but what about the top pad? Does that have any special features?
~ As a matter of fact, it does! The top pad features a lot of hidden features:
1 - Soft cotton binding. The binding on these saddle pads is soft and friction-free, meaning it won’t rub or pull out any of your horse’s hair!
2 - Heat Reactive Fibres. Yes! Iconic Equestrian added this innovative component to the top pads as well! This ensures that both the top pad and LinerPad™ are breathable and will not overheat your horse. We have actually found that our horses sweat less while wearing Iconic!
3 - Reinforced Girth Protector. We know how much it sucks when a beautiful saddle pad is ruined by gross saddle marks. The tough girth protector leaves room for your saddle and girth to sit nicely, dirt free.
4 - Breathable cotton fabric. All Iconic saddle pads are made with 100% cotton for maximum breathability.
5 - The cosmetic beauties, the shiny metal badge & dual satin binding. These two special additions to Iconic saddle pads make them stand out and look, well, iconic! The shiny metal badge adds an element of luxury, and also an element of ASMR, because peeling off the plastic is so so satisfying!
6 - Shock absorbing fill. We want to protect our horses in every and any way possible, so NOT adding a shock absorbing fill to these pads seemed silly! Trust that when you ride in Iconic, you’re riding in the very best in equine technology and comfort.
7 - Zero Pressure Spine/Anatomical Design. Just when you thought we’d covered it all! Iconic made sure to design each and every saddle pad to be anatomical and comfortable. The zero pressure spine is anatomically designed to match the horse's natural confirmation, keeping unnecessary pressure off the spine.
This design is protected within Australia under the Designs Act 2003 and is International Patent Pending 2019.