Best Friend Comfort Plus Bareback Pad

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Product Summary:

The Comfort Plus Bareback Pad offers a natural seat with extreme comfort.
 
Features:
  • Non-slip breathable material against the horses back assures the pad stays in place
  • Will not absorb sweat
  • Can be easily cleaned by hosing off both sides in desired water temperature and line drying. Using detergent is not recommended. 
  • Patented breathable suede is bonded to high-density polymer, an overlay of tuck & roll short nap fleece for a luxurious look and comfortable ride
  • Leather reinforced billets attach to the patented non-slip breathable girth
  • Two stainless steel Ds at the front for a breast plate, hand hold, or to snap on water bottles or carry bags
  • Two additional Ds at the cantle 
Item Specifications:
Length: 23", Cutback at withers, overall 27"
Width:  17" Center seam to bottom of flap
Well padded girth with keepers measures 29" from buckle to buckle
Entire girth measures 82" in length when let out to its maximum, minimum 49"
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Black E004918 BLK 158101BK 754888051417
Navy E004918 NVY 158101NY 754888978448

Product Reviews by Customers

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Awesome Pad!
This was a gift for my Mom and she loves it! She rides in it every day. The pad is very well made- it’s easy to put on and get off. You can get it cinched up fairly tight and most pads you can not. The seat has a lot of extra padding and she says it’s very comfortable.
May 14, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Fits just like the photo in the ad.
My horse doesn't have much muscle mass along his spine, so bareback isn't a comfortable option for either me or him. Stiff bareback pads are like putting a bridge on his back from withers to rump. I use an orthopedic pad and a shim under his saddle, but sometimes it's easier to tack up less and get a short training session in. This BF Comfort Plus BP hugs the curve of my boy's spine, just like the photo in the ad. One star off because it needs more padding. There is just enough that he doesn't object, but it's only enough for me to enjoy his walk. For a faster gait, I'll have to pad it more. It didn't slip at all. I went with this brand also for the included girth, and I wasn't disappointed with the additional non-slip contact.
February 14, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Love, no slipping for you or horse, great price, made well
Best pad I've ever found I have two now. No slip on your horse, your stuck to it like glue, and the D rings are so convenient. I use my regular smart cinch with this pad, works amazing
August 9, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Love love love!
Great product! Does not slip. Comes with a nice girth. Not a cheap strap. The seat is comfy and slip resistant. All around great pad.
July 11, 2017
It wasn't that comfortable.
I bought this one along with the original best friend bareback saddle. I did not like this ones fleece seat. The seat was slippery against my jeans and gave me a rash. Honestly it didn't nearly compare to the other ones comfort. This one seems to be made for english riders because it has the look and feel. is also just has two rings where u can attach something to hold onto instead of actually having a built in handle. Its still a very well made Bareback saddle but the other one is better in my opinion.
July 11, 2017
Very Comfortable!!
I have a wool bareback pad and it is not comfortable in the summer..This pad I can wear shorts and ride very comfortably.. Very soft , non abrasive material..
July 11, 2017
Very comfy
I love that this gives me just enough extra grip that my mare has trouble throwing me off. It's also very comfortable and avoids getting many pair of pants dirty.
May 8, 2017
Great product!
I am thoroughly enjoying this bareback pad, and so is my Morgan Gelding. It fits well, is well made, and is secure while giving cushion to both horse and rider.
March 5, 2017
Very comfortable and fits well
I had an old fake fleece pad that I was using but I hated how the girth was so close to the front edge. This girth placement is farther back so their is more pad that extends forward on the withers so you don't ride on the edge. I also like the rings on the front allow you to attach a bucking strap. I have only had it a month so I can't comment on duribility but it seems well made. I use a regular square pad and a wool fleece half pad under and it stays clean and very comfortable. The girth is a generous size and has plenty of holes to go larger than my medium built 16 hand warm blood. I do think the provided girth would be too big for ponies.
February 5, 2017
Best Bareback Pad
I just ordered my second Best Friend Comfort Plus bareback pad. This pad is comfortable and doesn't slip. Love it!
February 2, 2017
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Why did you choose this?
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After reading all the reviews, this seems like the best pad for me!
pamela h on Apr 17, 2017
Christmas Gift
Bea I on Dec 3, 2016
After reading all the reviews, this seems like the best pad for me!
pamela h on Apr 17, 2017
I have one of these--LOVE it. Am buying 2 more so that when my daughter comes we have enough--it is felty on top and is very good to reduce slip. also there is no chaffing--even if you ride in shorts. nice comfortable product
bette W on Feb 21, 2017
Christmas Gift
Bea I on Dec 3, 2016
I recently visited another well-known horse supply establishment and saw a similar item for more than double the price.
This model has all the same accoutrements and will be an excellent buffer between me and my TB's high-withered back.
Suzanne T on Nov 28, 2016
tired of the heavy saddles want to try something lighter. Some people are against stirrups and others are not. Liked the look of the pad, appears it will be comfortable. Lets hope! :-)
Joyce S on Nov 10, 2016
The reviews are very good and my friend has the original Best Friend bareback pad that feels fantastic.
K W on Aug 28, 2016
This is such a comfortable bareback pad. I feel very secure.
DANA A on Jul 20, 2016
Recommended by our trainer to help build legs, yet save your seat! Great quality.
NICOLE D on Dec 7, 2015
I used to ride bareback all the time but don't like the discoloration to my clothing so thought this would be a good option. Plus I am not in my teens anymore so like the aspect of less slippage
Carol R on Sep 4, 2015
I have back problems and have become weak in my legs. Thought a bareback pad might help me to gain leg strength and improve my balance. Also be comfortable for my horse and myself.
Denise R on Aug 1, 2015
A friend uses one at mt barn. She has a black one and loves it and it looks sharp. The blue one in the photo didn't do much for me, bit seeing the black one in person made me warn one. It's super comfy and comes with a nice cinch.
Catherine C on Feb 9, 2015
this is the brand least likely to slip. and, riding bareback is a great way to become a more confident, more natural rider.
Patricia C on Jan 31, 2015
Recommended by friend tried hers and liked it
Jeff R on Nov 4, 2014
I am a handicapped rider.
Terry S. S on Aug 25, 2014
Great customer reviews
Cindy B on Jul 9, 2014
Current pad is worn out and I enjoy the bareback ride.
linda h on Jun 23, 2014
I chose the Best Friend Comfort Plus Bareback Pad for comfort, durability, and price. I am looking forward to receiving it. Thank you.
Darla R on Jun 19, 2014
high withered contour design and price.
SHARON G on Jun 13, 2014
Been looking a long time for a pad with good reviews.
Mitzi C on Apr 22, 2014
very comfortable to ride on
STACIA J on Apr 18, 2014
Saw it and liked what everyone said about it
MARIA E on Apr 13, 2014
It looks nice and comfortable and the seating pad looks really comfortable.
NATALIE K on Mar 15, 2014
Will be used as an award. Like the idea that will not slip.
JOYCE H on Feb 16, 2014
I have one of these--LOVE it. Am buying 2 more so that when my daughter comes we have enough--it is felty on top and is very good to reduce slip. also there is no chaffing--even if you ride in shorts. nice comfortable product
bette W on Feb 21, 2017
I recently visited another well-known horse supply establishment and saw a similar item for more than double the price.
This model has all the same accoutrements and will be an excellent buffer between me and my TB's high-withered back.
Suzanne T on Nov 28, 2016
Does one size fit all?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It has a pretty wide range but I think under approx 900lbs you would probably need to get a shorter girth
Is there a way to attach stirrups to this bareback pad?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, there is not a way to attach stirrups to this bareback pad. This is a pad, it does not have a tree and is not a saddle. Stirrups to aid in mounting or balance would be dangerous as this would cause the pad to slip. It is a very comfortable bareback pad and does not cause chafing on the riders'legs. I think it has been a great tool for helping me relearn an independent seat.
I have a 27 year old mare and is not comfortable to ride bareback I am looking for some thing with a TON OF PADDING would this be the right thing for me ?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I personally have a young geilding with a shark fin for withers and I highly recommend this bareback pad it is nicely padded (this doesn't mean you can't feel his withers at all it is just much more subdued) and the fabric is like a brushed suede and allows you to anchor yourself down and makes for a much more "gentle" ride!
does it fit all size horses?
Makayla on Aug 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, so far. I have used it on a bigger pony about the size of a POA she weighed around 800lb and 52 inches tall. It also fits on my Quarter horse and Thoroughbred. I don't know about a draft breed, but I think it could. I have really been pleased by this pad. It doesn't slide and helps me keep my seat. You could use your own cinch with it if you wanted so that it would fit your horse.
How is this for a high withered horse?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have found that all bareback pads are somewhat problematic in this regard. I like the Comfort Plus better than any of the others I have used because it is set up to attach an English breastplate to keep it from slipping back too far. If your horse has a sharp spine, using a pad underneath (English or western, depending upon how thick you want it) might be helpful. I have a special western pad that is built up for swayback horses.
How long could you ride in this bareback pad without hurting you or your horse?
Makayla on Aug 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I chipped/bruised (something to cause long term damage) my tailbone when I first started riding and ever since then I could not ride bareback for any length of time. With the aid of this pad, I can now ride down the dirt road near my house, which typically takes about two hours if we're just walking. I can school while riding on this pad for about an hour to an hour and a half before getting sore (length of time depends on what all we're working on). And this is all coming from someone who has an old injury. Now if someone has no physical problems what so ever, then I would definitely say you could ride all day long is this pad. My horses have never acted like they were uncomfortable or that their movement was inhibited.
Does the girth cover come with the pad?
victoria p on Mar 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The girth consists of two part, the straps that come down from the pad (which are not covered) and the actual girth which is padded.
I just received this item, and it differs from the photo. The girth strap attaches way at the bottom of the flap instead of through a cutout in the middle of the pad as the photo shows. Has anyone used the version I received or know if the change in placement of the girth attachment would materially change the way this product performs?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Manufacturer has confirmed that this pad remains as pictured on our site. If you received something different, please call our Customer Care team at 888-653-0026 for assistance with your order. We are available 8AM-6PM Eastern time on weekdays. Please inform the representative that you are calling about "E-Tool #36519."
Does one size fit all?
Makayla on Aug 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: While I do not know about "one size fits all" I can say that this bareback pad is great! It fit the Belgian cross that I was leasing, it fit my quarter horse gelding that was a bit on the plump side when I got him and it fits him now in his sleek state. I love it!
I have a gray horse. Does the color on the bareback pad or girth run?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I purchased the black pad and have had no issues with this pad. I love it. My ridding buddy uses it on her horse too and likes it. The girth is the non slip foam like the underside of the pad. It has been color fast. I bought this pad because I used an older model that my next stall neighbor had and was impressed with the quality.
is it for english or western horses?
Makayla on Aug 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: neither or both...it has no stirrups. its simply a pad shaped like an English saddle.
Is the navy pad a true blue color or is it more purple like in the picture?
Louise K on Aug 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This pad is a true blue color.
can you go in the water with this pad?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You could but the plush top of the pad would not dry very quickly. If the top got wet you would be riding on a sopping wet material. Not sure how comfortable that would be. I love this pad. The girth that comes with it is nice. I don't plan on going in water that deep. I got it in black and it looks really nice. The backing is a tacky too type material. Getting wet would not bother that. The plush top is like sitting on a stuffed animal.
Does this pad have a gripper strap for the rider to hold onto, up around the withers? I don't see it in the photos.
What material is seat made of? Does it help prevent slippage when riding?
Susan W on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't remember a gripper strap for the rider. However, sweetest ride ever! Even though the pad is cushioned with the awesome gel, I took it a step further. If I remember correctly, the back is made out of the rubber with holes (neoprene???) which I don't care for. I first placed a white English saddle fleece pad (cheap!) on my horse then the bareback pad on top of that. OMG! Heavenly ride! I slipped the straps of the gel pad through the strap bands on the fleece pad and used my own cinch strap. The cinch strap on the gel pad have the same backing (neoprene - rubber with holes). Nothing compares to this sweet and cloud like ride!
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Is there a place to put a night latch or some other kind of hand grip?
Do I need to order it? If so, please advise me of what to buy so that it will fit on this bareback pad. Thanks.
GEORGE M on May 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there are 2 D-rings over the withers where you can attach an English grab strap or thread a night latch through. I attached a grab strap to mine, it works great!
How long does the item take to ship?
A shopper on Nov 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi. Purchased several years ago and LOVE it! Don't recall it being any long shipping time.
If I didn’t like it could I send it back?
Maddy on Dec 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Certainly, within 30 days of receipt so long as items are in new, unused condition with the original product tags and packaging. Please call our Customer Care team for assistance. We are available 8AM-8PM weekdays, Eastern time at 888-653-0026. Here is a link to our full Return Policy:
https://www.horse.com/CS/Returns.aspx
Does the color of the bareback pad rub off onto the horses coat?
Makayla on Aug 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No. But I have the black one. It can't really, the backing is tacky too.
What is the bottom of the pad made of?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I can't tell you exactly what the material is called, but I will do my best to explain it for you... it is very soft, slightly squishy in a web pattern. Black. Yet hair doesn't stick to it! (remember the old puffy paint? it's like that!) Keeps the pad from slipping. I simply take my brush and give it a quick brush off when I'm done riding and that keeps it in good shape. I LOVE this pad :)
Do you make bareback pads Shetland pony size ?
Jody G on Jun 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Please contact our customer service department and we would be more than happy to look into that for you!!
Does it have rings to attach a breast collar?
A shopper on May 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It does not.
Do you think this will fit a 13.2 hand pony girth wise? I have been looking for a bareback pad for my pony and I am not sure if it will fit
ablhorses on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This item is made for the standard horse 800-1100 pounds.