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?

PREVENTING A SORE BACK:

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.

STABILIZE YOUR SADDLE:

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.

FIX SADDLE BRIDGING:

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.

ENHANCED RIDING EXPERIENCES:

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.

EASY TO CLEAN AND VERY DURABLE:

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!

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Cavalia’s Odysseo

By Erin

Cavalias-Odysseo-Orange-County-Irvine

The other weekend I had the opportunity to cover Cavalia’s Odysseo under the White Big Top as media, along with three of my most horse crazy friends. Boy, Oh boy were we all in for a treat! We were so close to the stage, front row to be exact, so we couldn’t get any closer unless we were going to be part of the show. As tempting as that thought was, we decided against that, and just watched, but not without constantly picking out which horses we wish we could be riding in the show as they’d prance on by during each act! 😉

Cavalia Horses

Featuring 65 beautiful horses and 48 riders, amazing acrobats and aerialists, musicians playing live music from around the globe to celebrate the bond between man (or woman) and horse. The best part of all is that they announced that tickets to this amazing show are being extended for shows through March 13th!

Cavalia Acrobats

No amount of words can truly describe the beauty of this show, you have to experience it for yourself. I will just share with you some of my favorite parts of the show to try to capture a fraction of the awesomeness that is to behold when you see it in person in all its glory.

Odysseo Horse Hugs

In an enchanted forest, the horses roam freely while the sun is setting. The horses perform a beautiful liberty routine with their trainer, who you can tell they have a very special bond with her. My favorite part is the scene above, when they come together for one big horsey hug!

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Premiering This Week: Cavalia’s Odysseo!

By Erin

Premiering this week, it’s almost time for Odysseo! Wednesday evening is almost here which is when it will be show time for Cavalia’s Odysseo! The horses arrived last week after their luxurious 10 day vacation down near San Diego. I was lucky enough to catch some of the horses arriving and get a behind the scenes look at the preparation that has been going on to get this magical show ready for all of us to see! It has been 3 years since I last saw the show when it was here in Burbank and  I cannot wait to share it with some of my most horse crazy friends here in Orange County!

So come take a look at all the work that has been going on to get the stage and the horses show ready!

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Getting the footing for the stage ready is a lot of work! We also got a close-up look at the 18 ton Merry-Go-Round!

Odysseo Merry Go Round

The Merry-Go-Round being lifted off the ground.

Odysseo Stage

Standing on the 3-story high hill. Just imagine, all of these seats will be filled with people in just another day!

Then it was off to see the horses! Boy, did they make an entrance, red carpet and all for these super stars!

Horse-Arrival-Odysseo

What kinds of horses does Odysseo have? Some of the breeds that make up the Odysseo herd include: Continue reading »