Saturday, March 17, 2012

Horse Life 10

There has always been “the newest thing” in tack. I was a teen in the 1980’s in Maryland and spent many days in tack stores looking at all the cool gear available. Even though the prices were much lower back then, there was always a new brand of something coming out, a new type of saddle pad, a new color of bridle. “Keyhole” or “Riser Pads” were new in the 1980’s and really hot items. If your saddle sat too low in the cantle (the back end) or needed stuffing it would boost it up just enough (hopefully) to become level on your horse’s back.

Frequently though, what happened was that the saddle ended up jacked too high in the back and tilted forward onto the horse’s withers. (Thus protective pommel pads were developed but that’s a story for another time.) I wondered what would happen if we took that notion a step farther and so this comic was born.

Welcome to the saddle pad of the future – The Perfect 2-Point Riser PadTM with Bounce Technology!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day everyone!

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