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LeMieux ProLambskin Half Pad

Do you know that dress in your wardrobe, the one that was love at first sight...it was an expensive purchase but it looks and feels gorgeous and although it makes you smile every time you see it, when you put it on it just isn't as perfect as it should be? How many of you are nodding at your screen right now...? It's heartbreaking, and this is exactly how I feel about Oscar's LeMieux ProLambskin Half Pad, we've owned it for two years now...it's been at home - far too posh for the tack room, and worn all of three times, because it just isn't right for us. 

For those of you that haven't had the opportunity to cuddle a LeMieux Lambskin Pad I recommend you do this, whether it be in your neighbours tack room or at a Horse Health event stand...it will cuddle you back! The wool is 100% Austrailia Merino Lambskin, it is so soft and dense and beautiful and cuddly and oh my, just gorgeous and don't allow anyone to judge you, I've cuddled mine far more times than I've ridden in it!

Apart from being super soft, it has a super design too, the spine is swept clear of lambskin and it is curved upwards at the wither, relieving the spine from any pressure and allowing airflow. The half pads have velcro d-ring tabs and can be worn alone, straight onto the horses back or with a thin saddle pad underneath, sounds perfect...right? Well for some horses yes, but not for Oscar and I - the curve shape of the pad isn't right for us, because Oscar isn't a high withered horse so it leaves a lot of space at the front, and when worn with a saddle pad underneath there is too much material for a native pony, and because of my love for this half pad I have tried it alone, desperate to make it work for us, however due to Oscar's shape it didn't feel secure enough, I needed girth straps.

This post is a farewell to my LeMieux ProLambskin Half Pad and although it didn't work for us, I know many horse and rider combinations hugely benefiting from this design, the quality from LeMieux is exceptional and once this has sold I will be looking to try other designs from the Lambskin range.

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Old horsemen used to say: 
There's nothing better for a horses back than natural wool it promotes blood circulation - is fully breathable, maintaining optimum temperature in summer and winter - regulates humidity controlling the breeding of bacteria and viruses and prevents bruising, scarring, chaffing and pressure sores.

Cost; £62.95

Colours; Lambskin/Pad: Black/Black, Brown/Brown, Grey/Grey, Natural/Black, Taupe/Brown, White/White, Natural/White

Sizes; XS-L
Excellent size guide online - Oscar wears a 17" saddle and had Medium

Thank you for reading, Jessica and Oscar xxxx