A new range from Californian sheepskin saddle pad company Fleeceworks is now available in the UK, from online retailer Shadow Horse.

The “Therawool” saddle pad collection uses merino wool, weaved onto a poly-acrylic backing.

“The manufacturing process ensures that the pads are durable, breathable, easy to wash and can even be tumble dried,” said a spokesman for Shadow Horse.

“Unlike some wool pads on the market, they will not ‘felt up’ with continued use or washing.”

The collection includes dressage, showjumping, cross-country and general purpose styles.

All the pads come in white, sizes medium or large, with prices starting at £66.

For more information visit www.shadowhorse.co.uk