It has been a long time since I've mentioned how my SKITO pad is hanging in there. When I originally purchased it the price was about $89 US. A few years later that will buy about "half of it." The price on them has shot up as much everything else in our world has. I used this pad the first 1000 miles on my old arab mare, and it probably has an additional 500 + miles on it with Phebes. I still put it in the washer and let it soak, then wash on gentle, air dry, and put the inserts back in. It looks almost as good as the day I purchased it. This pad has the polyblend backing and it has never given me a problem with either heat, or a sore back (my neoprene pad gave issues in the spring/summer months). The only thing that could be better than having a SKITO would be having two of them.
Her back up pad is a Coolback Toklat which is a nice pad, but I'd probably prefer wool to the synthetic. The synthetic can be a little slippery on her coat though we can manage with the breastcollar on.
Speaking of gear, I managed to snag two blue Rubbermaid BPA free water bottles with flip up caps at CVS of all places. 2 for $5.00
Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association