The ‘Smart Panel’ has become my favorite panel system for the Vogue Saddle! With its high wither clearance, shape to maintain/create a narrower twist, and its shim pockets, I find it to be a more evolved cousin to the Suberpad. For those of you who haven’t heard about it before, the Smart Panel is a cork filled half pad with baffles that allow the cork to shift to fit the shape of a horse’s back while still staying well distributed. The cork fill is very breathable, resilient yet not too bouncy, anti-microbial, very shock absorptive, incredibly moisture absorptive and all natural!
It can also be used as a half pad to help create back protection for horse & twist for rider under treeless saddles or bareback pads.
In short it is a multi-purpose tack item that may very well become a key item in your tack collection – it did in mine!
You can order it here.
You can read more about it here.