Kavallerie Gel Half Pad Review & Giveaway!

Reviewing the Kavallerie Gel Half Pad & Giveaway!

By Erin

*We were sent these half pads for review purposes for this post. All thoughts and opinions remain our own.*

Recently my friend Sarah from Equine Racers and I were sent some awesome Kavallerie Gel Half Pads to try and we are loving them. I used mine with an English saddle. One of the first things I noticed about it was the ventilation throughout the pad which helps keep your horse cool. It is a very durable and flexible pad that is also very sticky and has a wonderful shock absorbing quality to it. It is the most comfortable gel pad that I’ve ever tried that will not slip as it stayed in place during my rides with it. Big seemed very comfortable in it too. The pad is very easy to keep clean, store, & use on a daily basis, I will be using this saddle pad often!

Sarah tried the orginal Kavallerie Gel Half Pad with her dressage saddle on three different horses that all differ in size and shape. First thing she noticed were all the ventilation holes thorough out the entire pad as well as how durable and flexible it is. She really liked the fact that it stayed perfectly in place during her entire ride, it never once shifted or bunched up as some pads tend to do, even when you are working on lateral movements. During her rides she also noticed a slight air ride feel, almost as if there were some sort of seat shock absorber. Her horses all seemed very happy and comfortable in it and she noticed it tended to help fill in some gaps from a less then perfectly fitted saddle. Sarah and her horses give the pad two hooves up.

Kavallerie also offers a Front riser, Middle riser, & Rear riser for your custom needs. If you would like one of these for yourself, Sarah and I are giving away TWO of these saddle pads to two lucky equestrian pals. Just follow this link here and head on over to INSTAGRAM to see how to enter! Make sure to follow all three steps and there are a couple BONUS entries too! 🙂

Why else should you try one of these pads?


Your horse’s back is essential to his performance. The most common cause of back pain is ill-fitting tack. The Kavallerie Gel Pad is like “melted-butter” adapting to the shape of the saddle and the horse’s back, providing soft cushioning to help prevent a sore back. The shock absorbing design of the pad can distribute the pressure, providing ultimate comfort for you and your horse.


The non-slip and low profile gel pad keeps your saddle in place even with high withered horses. It stabilizes your saddle which gives you the confidence that your horse won’t get hurt during your ride.


There are 4 anatomically designed gel pads to suit your specific needs and fix saddle bridging. Middle riser for dipped/ swayback horses associated with genetics or horse muscle atrophies. Front riser for horses with underdeveloped & high withers. Rear riser for a horse with weak back. The anatomic shape of the pad helps support the saddle during any movements.


Kavallerie Gel Saddle Pad is like an instant upgrade to any saddle. As a rider, you will feel closer, better contact but more supported. On top of that, your horse will have more energy, feel much happier and engaged. Everyone in the barn will ask you where you got it from.


Made from proprietary material called ReiterGel™ for durability and easy cleaning. Simply hose off any dirt after use and you are ready to go. Every pad comes with an extended 90 Day Money Back Guarantee. 

Make sure to head on over to INSTAGRAM to ENTER the GIVEAWAY! ENDS 10/17/17 at 11:59PM PST! GOOD-LUCK!

Odysseo by Cavalia is Back in Orange County!

Odysseo by Cavalia  is Back in Orange County!

By Erin

*I have been invited to the show as media. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. I am a lifelong horse lover so of course this show is something I have a HUGE love and passion for!* <3


Odysseo by Cavalia is now back in Orange County for the holidays! Horse lovers everywhere will rejoice with the return of this majestic show. You recently might have seen the White Big Top again along the freeway off the 405 and 133.  The show will be in town through January 8th, 2017 so you can enjoy one of the best shows that has ever been created. Watch as horses and man come together to perform some pretty amazing routines.

“Odysseo marries the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects at never-beforeseen levels. A veritable revolution in live performance, Odysseo comprises a list of superlatives: the world’s largest touring production and traveling big top, the biggest stage, the most beautiful visual effects, and the largest number of horses at liberty. Odysseo features 65 horses of 11 different breeds of horses, riders, acrobats and musicians as together they embark on a soulful journey from the Mongolian steppes to Monument Valley, from the African savannah to Nordic glaciers, from the Sahara to Easter Island.”cavalia-odysseo-irvine-fall-2016

Odysseo by Cavalia Info!

WHEN: November 16 to January 8, 2017

WHERE: Under the White Big Top in Orange County at the junction of the I-405 & the SR-133 in Irvine

Want to go? Get YOUR TICKETS!!! Available at www.cavalia.net and by calling 1-866-999-8111. Tickets are priced from $29.50 to $254.50 + applicable taxes and fees. Special pricing & packages available for groups, children (2-12), juniors (13-17) and seniors (65+).


Fascinating Facts about the Show:

* Odysseo features 65 horses of 11 different breeds including the Appaloosa, Arabian, Australian Stockhorse, Holsteiner, Lusitano, Paint Horse, Percheron Hanoverian Cross, Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, Selle Français and Spanish Purebred (P.R.E.).

*The horses are from Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Australia, the United States and Canada.

* There are 48 artists – riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians.

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American Style

American Style

By Erin

There’s a new horse at the barn, and he’s a pretty special guy. Narrowly escaping death as the decision to put him down had been made for the next day as there was no solid interest in him, due to him needing an expensive surgery ($3850) to fix a right hind fractured fetlock followed by 5 months of layup. Luckily for this special guy, American StyleThe Dolly Green Foundation donated funds for his surgery and After the Finish Line will be funding his lay up cost for 5 months! He is now with us at Equine Racers for his layup and aftercare from his surgery and for re-training to find a forever home once he’s cleared to start work again. Isn’t he a doll? Just look at that face!

American Style

American Style is a 2011 Thoroughbred Gelding standing at 16.3 hands high. He was unplaced in 4 starts during his racing career. This incredibly well bred son of Papa Clem out of a Swiss Yodeler mare has major sporthorse and class breeding. American Style retired from racing due to a right hind fractured fetlock. He is looking to start another career as a dressage or as a hunter/jumper horse once he is sound again, hopefully this summer. His prognosis is very good for a full recovery after his surgery. 


This boy is such a sweetheart. Extra money is still needed though for his routine vet care, farrier, and extra feed for him! If you would like to donate you may via PayPal to equineracers@aol.com subject American Style, all donations are tax deductible!

American StyleMy first visit with American Style. He was so curious, he couldn’t stand still long enough for me to get a clear shot of him! He wanted to leave his stall to go check out everything. Silly guy, but oh so sweet!