Rebecca & Gucci
Rebecca and Gucci
Riding Club Teams - North
Gucci is a 16’3, 9 year old mare, who still seems to be growing. She has a big front end, massive shoulders and quite a high wither so saddle fitting is a nightmare. As a larger rider I wanted a pad that will act as an extra cushion between my saddle and her back, something that will absorb impact and help distribute weight evenly, all without hampering the fit of her dressage saddle.
I have always struggled with getting Gucci to lift her tummy and stretch across her back, and I've often felt guilty thinking it was my fault and that she "couldn't" do it. From the first time I used my pad I could feel a difference. Gucci was much more willing to move forward and was stepping through a lot more from behind, she was swinging through her body and felt more forward into her transitions.
I used the Sedelogic pad for schooling for a few weeks then was keen to see if it was just a fluke and I was having a good run with a moody mare, so I then rode without the pad for a few sessions where she was notably choppier in her movement and not as fluid.
I now always ride Gucci with my pad and I’m so excited to finally be able to crack on and build up her top line, and hopefully to see some more positive results when we’re back out competing.
I am enjoying a much smoother, happier and free-feeling horse. I am a firm believer that there's no such thing as a miracle gadget, but my Sedelogic pad has to be my best investment to date! Thank you Sedelogic!