SXC high-rise silicone saddle pad
Price as reviewed:
Welcome to our group test of sweat-wicking GP saddle pads. All of the saddle pads in this group test have been put through their paces by Harriet Rimmer, who runs a livery, schooling and sales yard with a particular focus on hunting. Find out what she thought below
The SXC high-rise silicone saddle pad is designed with a high-rise cut to allow freedom around the withers. It features a breathable lining to draw away moisture and a silicone print to provide great grip. It can be customised, too.
Colours: Black, burgundy, navy, royal blue, teal, turquoise or white
Size: One size
It looked nice — forward cut and lightweight. It was a good colour and looked good quality.
Overview of performance
This saddlecloth didn’t wick the moisture away as the others in test did. It did, however, provide more cushioning, had a nice forward-cut shape and fitted well around the saddle. My only concern was that it didn’t have an attachment loop at the very front of it – but it never slipped so it may not be necessary. It washed well, too.
Harriet’s likes and dislikes
I liked the price and the design. It didn’t wick as well as the others but it’s a good product and would be useful on competition days.
A well-designed saddle pad, ideal for use at competitions.