HORSE JOURNAL MARCH 2004
Independent Test Results for Western Saddle Pads
Reinsman Tacky Too
Square Skirt Pad
'Reinsman has a great design in these attractive,
all-in-one pads. The 'waffle' design on the
underside makes this pad stick non-slip and provides
a little venting, too. We prefer the
contour-over-the-wither style fit the best. We also
like the square skirt. The only improvement we'd
like is less material in the cinch and leg area to
allow easier cinching and closer contact. But a
great pad and a definite favorite.'
Reinsman Tacky too Contour Square Skirt Pad
'Comments similar to Tacky Too Square
Skirt, but this pad has the contoured topline we
prefer. Excellent choice.'
'In our judgment, the best pads in the
pile were the Reinsman Tacky Too Contour Square
Skirt-- for its great looks, good padding and ease
of use and care...'
“I've tried about every kind of pad but your
Tacky Too is the best so far. I ride mules and you
know how hard it can be to keep a saddle in place,
these pads are the best aid I have found and it
looks good, it's easy to clean and the mule said he
loves it. Thanks again.”
'Thanks for the information on the tacky pad, I
ended up purchasing a trail tacky pad and used it
for the first time this weekend. We rode for more
than 2 hours on the trail and the pad was awesome.
It made my saddle more secure and I felt as though I
was able to concentrate more on my riding skills
then worrying about my mares back. The shock
absorption was terrific. After removing the pad
there was not a single dry spot on her back.
Thanks for the help in my decision I am sure I will
use this pad going forward in my riding
'Thanks again for the saddle pads, they are
great. I really do love the pads and I use them
every day. I use them on all types of horses from
high withers to round backed horses and have never
had one slip. I really think you have hit the
Director of Rodeo Administrations & National
Colorado Springs, CO
'We just purchased two of the tacky backed
western Saddle pads, for two very different shaped
horses, who both had problems with the saddles
slipping on hilly trail rides. I didn't want to put
breast collars on, so bought two of these new pads
from Calabasas Saddlery.
THEY ARE THE BEST! They stay in place. the horses
back doesn't get hot, and NO problems with any
slipping saddles anymore.
Thanks so much for yet another great product from