Barrel Saddle Pads - (Barrel Racing Saddle Pads)


Advanced Gel Technology

Impact Gel Barrel Racing Saddle Pads feature cutting-edge gel technology designed to absorb shock, reduce weight, and dissipate heat. This ensures that both you and your horse experience maximum comfort during rides, reducing fatigue and enhancing performance.  A saddle pad should be an investment not only for your horse but for overall tack longevity and durability.  As a barrel racer you know that every advantage you can get on your run time is worth it, and having a healthy, injury free horse is definitely part of that.  


Durability and Support

These saddle pads are crafted to withstand the rigors of intense barrel racing. The superior construction provides excellent support, maintaining its shape and effectiveness ride after ride, giving you confidence and stability in every turn.

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Barrel Racing Saddle Pads FAQ's


What thickness of saddle pad is best for barrel racing?


For barrel racing, the ideal thickness of a saddle pad typically ranges from 3/4 inch to 1 inch. This provides a balance between cushioning and close contact, ensuring both comfort and effective communication between rider and horse. Thicker pads offer better shock absorption on the horse's back, which is crucial during high-speed maneuvers typical in barrel racing.


Saddle Pad Thickness Recommendations

3/4” Thick Pad

Ideal for daily exercise and training, this pad offers versatility. It's great for routine use and can easily accommodate a show blanket on top for competitions.


7/8” Thick Pad

Perfect for a wide range of activities, including trail riding, team penning, cutting, reining, and barrel racing. This thickness provides excellent all-around performance and support for various equestrian activities.


What is the Best Material for a Saddle Pad?


The best material for a saddle pad depends on specific needs. Wool felt is highly recommended for its durability, moisture-wicking properties, and natural shock absorption. Fleece lining provides added comfort and warmth, making it ideal for colder climates or sensitive horses. Weaver leather offers robust protection and longevity. Additionally, pads with wither relief designs are crucial for preventing pressure points and ensuring optimal comfort for the horse. Choosing the right combination of these materials can greatly enhance both performance and comfort.


At Impact Gel we also offer critical protection moving shock, weight and heat laterally throughout the gel.